Rilke's Book of Hours

Rilke’s Book of Hours

Love Poems to God

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Format
Paperback
Price
$13.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781573225854
  • 176 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult

Overview

At the beginning of this century, a young German poet returned from a journey to Russia, where he had immersed himself in the spirituality he discovered there. He “received” a series of poems about which he did not speak for a long time – he considered them sacred, and different from anything else he ever had done and ever would do again. This poet saw the coming darkness of the century, and saw the struggle we would have in our relationship to the divine. The poet was Rainer Maria Rilke, and these love poems to God make up his Book of Hours.
Rilke's Book of Hours

Rilke’s Book of Hours

Written by: Rainer Maria Rilke

Awards

PEN/West Translation Award – winner

Table of Contents

Rilke’s Book of HoursPreface by Joanna Macy

Preface by Anita Barrows

Introduction

Notes on the Translation

The Book of a Monastic Life

The Book of Pilgrimmage

The Book of Poverty and Death

Commentary

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