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The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke
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Jul 31, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry
Read from June 18 to July 31, 2012

I enjoyed this collections for mainly two reasons:

1. Having learned some German, it was great to have the original copies next to the translations to be able to fully understand it, but also get the sound and flow of it.

2. Though many of these poems were great, and most speak of the Elegies. I simply loved "Requiem for a Friend". It felt like I was reading my own thoughts from someone else's perspective (which is always the most intriguing part of reading others' poetry).

This collection is amazing on all three levels (translation, structure, and heart).
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06/18 page 50
13.0% "Just getting started, but so far I am loving Rilke's poetry. It has both enough simplicity to make it easy to read and enough depth to make it mean something."
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