Saturday, July 02, 2005

Rilke - poems


selection of poetry including quite a bit of


The problem of 'ending up without Rilke in English' is discussed in this book review of Gass's "Reading Rilke".

Since I keep on going round and round Rilke (including arcane art films) learning more about his life and his milieu, it seems about time to patiently read some of his work. How can one do so without sufficient German? Listened to a few audio renditions, enjoying the sound of the poems in their language of origin. Keep on thinking of Le Ton Beau de Marot which Hofstadter tackled in a very thick book.


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