Duino Elegies

by Rainer Maria Rilke

£14.99

Published 2nd December 2021

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Description

In 1931, Virginia and Leonard Woolf’s Hogarth Press published a small run of a beautiful edition of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies, in English translation by the writers Vita and Edward Sackville-West. This marked the English debut of Rilke’s masterpiece, which would eventually be rendered in English over 20 times, influencing countless poets, musicians and artists across the English-speaking world.

Published for the first time in 90 years, the Sackville-Wests’ translation is both a fascinating historical document and a magnificent blank-verse rendering of Rilke’s poetry cycle. Featuring a new introduction from critic Lesley Chamberlain, this reissue casts one of European literature’s great masterpieces in fresh light.

Additional information

Weight0.3 kg

Translated by Vita Sackville-West

ISBN:9781782277798

Genre:Non-fiction

Format:Hardback

Pages:112

Published:02-12-2021