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Rilke's book of hours: love poems to god

Rilke's book of hours: love poems to god

Love Poems to God

Rainer Maria Rilke - Author

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ISBN 9781573225854 | 176 pages | 01 Apr 1997 | Riverhead | 5.15 x 8.03in | Adult
Awards
  • PEN/West Translation Award: Finalist
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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 Preface 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