The Best of Rilke
72 Form-True Verse Translations with Facing Originals, Commentary, and Compact Biography
ISBN10: 0874514614 ISBN13: 9780874514612 Contributors: Arndt, W. (Translator) Publisher: Dartmouth College Published: Feb 1 1991 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Rainer Maria Rilke's best poems are finally available in translations so faithful yet free flowing that a reader forgets they were not originally written in English. Applying the same principle of "form-true" rendering that earned him the Bollingen Prize for his translation of Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, poet-translator Walter Arndt boldly claims to reproduce in English for the first time the prosodic identity of Rilke's finest rhymed poems.