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RILKE, Rainer Maria. Duino Elegies. Bilingual edition, translated by Edward Snow. New York : North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2000). First thus printing. Pp. (8),vii-xiv,(3),4-74,(6). English and German text side-by-side. 8vo (158 x 235 mm), grey cloth spine, grey paper-covered boards, with black lettering to spine.
"'Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angelic /
orders? And even if one of them pressed me /
suddenly to his heart: I'd be consumed /
in his stronger existence. For beauty is nothing /
but the beginning of terror, which we can just barely endure /
and we stand in awe of it as it coolly disdains /
to destroy us. Every angel is terrifying.'
Thus begins the first movement of Rainer Maria Rilke's 'Duino Elegies''.
Begun in a period of spiritual crisis in 1912 and completed in a second burst of inspiration in 1922, these ten loosely connected lyrics have come to define the Rilkean sensibility. With their symbolic landscapes, vatic pronouncements, complex tropes, and often haunting intensity, the ''Elegies'' rank among the outstanding visionary works of the century." - from the dustjacket.
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Title: Duino Elegies. First thus edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: North Point Press, New York, 2000: 2000
ISBN Number: 0865475466
ISBN Number 13: 9780865475465
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