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RILKE, Rainer Maria. New Poems . [A Bilingual edition] translated by Edward Snow. San Francisco : North Point Press, 1984. First thus printing. Pp. (10),[ix]-xiv,(3),4-197,(11). English and German text side-by-side. 8vo (133 x 215 mm), blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine.
"Here Rilke pursues an objective ideal through language that is borh lucid and complex -- qualities masterfully rended by Mr. Snow's translations. Rilke called his new works 'thing-poems', and they possess qualities of volume and contour achieved through a subtle interaction of subject and style. The poems have a material or sculptural quality deriving from semantic compression and a new outward focus that replaces the introspection of his earlier works.
The result of this new approach is a fusing of object and consciousness that, as Mr. Snow observes, 'is, finally, the great theme of the New Poems, in spite of their apparent worship of states of withdrawal, apartness, and fulfilled isolation,' for they open the dimension of a world 'where subject and object are inseparable aspects of an imaginatively engendered unity'."
With errata slip laid in.
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Title: New Poems . First thus printing in dustjacket.
Publisher: North Point Press, San Francisco, 1984: 1984
ISBN Number: 0865471754
ISBN Number 13: 9780865471757
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