Rainer Maria Rilke

rainer_maria_rilke_1900You will find some of Rilke’s  poems here, and all the Duino Elegies. I also wrote a short book about Rilke that you can get from Amazon.

The texts are mostly in German; if possible I will add translations as well.  You can find a translation of the Duino Elegies into English here, but it’s not very satisfactory. The German website www.Rilke.de has a comprehensive collection of his poetry in German.

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