Hailed as the greatest modern lyrical poet of Germany, Rainer Maria Rilke's genius lies in his passion for perfection, artistic integrity and `willingness to remain a perpetual beginner'. The verse contained in this selection ranges from the objective, naturalistic descriptions of his earliest works to the increasingly effusive outpourings of half-religious ecstasy and anguish that characterize his later poems and culminates in the overwhelmingly personal vision of the famous `Duino Elegies' and `The Sonnets to Orpheus', in ...

Selected Poems 2001, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520229259

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Selected Poems 2001, Penguin Classics, London

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Selected Poems 1991, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140183641

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