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Duino Elegies

Rilke, Rainer Maria, Sackville-West, Vita, Chamberlain, Lesley, Sackville-West, Edward
Format: Hardback
Publisher: PUSHKIN PRESS
Published: December 2, 2021
ISBN: 9781782277798
112 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£14.99

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 Published for the first time in 90 years, the Sackville-Wests’ translation is both a fascinating historical document and a magnificent blank-verse rendering of Rilke’s poetry cycle.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.

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