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Poetry. Translated by Kristofor Minta. In THE VOICES, Rilke presents a series of portraits of pariahs, outcasts, the down-and-outs, turning his often inward gaze toward The Other in a way that pleasantly undermines our notions of his poetic interests. In this new translation, Kristofor Minta breathes new life into these poems, which exude a kind of heat, if only enough to warm your hands by. Includes the original German on facing pages.
Rainer Maria Rilke was born in Prague in 1875 and died of leukemia in Switzerland in 1926. Never in doubt about his vocation as poet, his work was the product of a tireless growth—work which may accurately be seen as the bridge leading from fin de siècle literature into Modernism.Author City: GER