Rilke's Book of Hours

Rilke's Book of Hours

Love Poems to God

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of poetry, based on the Book of Hours--psalms and prayers for various times throughout the day--used by monks, offers prayers and songs that address such concerns as spirituality in the modern age and the sufferings of war, poverty, and disease

Blackwell North Amer
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.

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& Taylor

An inspirational collection of poetry, based on the Book of Hours--psalms and prayers for various times throughout the day--used by monks, offers prayers and songs that address such concerns as spirituality in the modern age and the sufferings of war, poverty, and disease.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 1996
ISBN: 9781573220330
1573220337
Branch Call Number: 831.912 RIL
Characteristics: 166p. ; 22cm
Additional Contributors: Barrows, Anita
Macy, Joanna 1929-
Alternative Title: Book of hours

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Feb 21, 2017

I was rather disappointed in this set of translated poems: only 40 of 67 from book one, 20 of 34 of book two, and 17 of 34 of book three were translated, but the book jacket does not indicate it, nor do the translators in their introduction. The poems come across as quite prosey and monosyllabic.

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