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Download Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (746 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rainer Maria Rilke Narrator: Stephen Mitchell Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke addresses the issues of God, death, and destructive time. Rilke tries to transform these problems into an inner world, what he calls a whole inner world as if an angel, comprehending all space, were blind and looking into himself. Eminent author and translator Stephen Mitchell brings these ideas vividly to life in this new translation of Rilke's most transcendent works. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by ruzmarì | 2/11/2014

    " I love it too much to write about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/10/2014

    " I feel like the Elegies were WAY better than the Sonnets... But what do I know? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jem | 2/3/2014

    " Dad read this to me at bedtime see . I must admit...it did put me to sleep. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kent | 2/2/2014

    " I wish I was fancy enough to comment on this translation versus others. Alas, I am not fancy. Only deeply impressed by Rilke's elegies. I had read them before and enjoyed the terrifying angel, and Rilke's observation that terror must be attendant to beauty. But this reading, oh, this reading. If I had the eyes and mentality of an animal I might be able to do justice to all that is beautiful here. But I am only too human. "

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