The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke: Bilingual Edition (Paperback)

Bilingual Edition

By Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Mitchell (Translator), Stephen Mitchell (Editor)

Vintage, 9780679722014, 400pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 1989



"This miracle of a book, perhaps the most beautiful group of poetic translations this century has ever produced," (Chicago Tribune) should stand as the definitive English language version.

About the Author

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) studied literature, art history, and philosophy in both Munich and Prague and is often considered one of the German language's greatest twentieth-century poets. His two most famous verse sequences are the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies; his two most famous prose works are Letters to a Young Poet and the semiautobiographical The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.