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Neue Gedichte / New Poems

Rainer Maria Rilke

Translated by Stephen Cohn

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ISBN: 978 1 857543 23 0
Categories: 20th Century, German, Translation
Imprint: FyfieldBooks
Published: July 1997
216 x 136 x 25 mm
240 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • The bars which pass and strike across his gaze
    have stunned his sight: the eyes have lost their hold.
    To him it seems there are a thousand bars,
    a thousand bars and nothing else. No World.
    And pacing out that mean, constricted ground,
    so quiet, supple, powerful, his stride
    is like a ritual dance performed around
    the centre where his baffled will survives.
    The silent shutter of his eye sometimes
    slides open to admit some thing outside;
    an image runs through each expectant limb
    and penetrates his heart, and dies.
     

    `The Panther'

                 
    Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation

    In his introduction, John Bayley writes of these fresh translations:
    `we feel that not only has Rilke emerged in English with his personality unaltered, but that something new has been added to English poetry
    itself
    .'

    This book is presented in dual language format.
    Table of Contents

    Introduction by John Bayley



    Neue Gedichte I

    Neue Gedichte II



    Notes



    Index of English Titles

    Index of German Titles

    Rainer Maria Rilke
    RAINER MARIA RILKE was born in Prague in 1875. Following an unhappy period spent at military academies, he studied a variety of subjects at the universities of Prague, Munich, and Berlin. It was in Munich that he first met Lou Andreas-Salomé, with whom he travelled to Russia in 1899 and 1900. ... read more
    Stephen Cohn
    Stephen Cohn was a sculptor, painter and printmaker. His translations of Rilke for Carcanet include the Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus . For more information on Rilke and Cohn, go to rainermariarilke.net . ... read more
    'Cohn has added a natural eloquence of his own which makes his version of the Elegies the most flowing and organic of those I have read.' - Peter Porter 'Rilke has never "moved" so naturally into another language as he seems to do in Stephen Cohn's renderings of these poems.' - John Bayley 'The reader with no German can enjoy this volume from beginning to end.' - Stephen Spender
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