[Reading] ➸ Duineser Elegien By Rainer Maria Rilke – Agedanna.info

Duineser Elegien We Have A Marvelous, Almost Legendary Image Of The Circumstances In Which The Composition Of This Great Poem Began Rainer Maria Rilke Was Staying At Duino Castle, On A Rocky Headland Of The Adriatic Sea Near Trieste One Morning He Walked Out Onto The Battlements And Climbed Down To Where The Cliffs Dropped Sharply To The Sea From Out Of The Fierce Wind, Rilke Seemed To Hear A Voice Wer, Wenn Ich Schriee, Horte Mich Denn Aus Der Engel OrdnungenIf I Cried Out, Who Would Hear Me Up There, Among The Angelic Orders He Wrote These Words, The Opening Of The First Duino Elegy, In His Notebook, Then Went Inside To Continue What Was To Be His Major Opus Completely Only After Another Ten, Tormented Years Of Effort And One Of The Literary Masterpieces Of The Century Duino Elegies Speaks In A Voice That Is Both Intimate And Majestic On The Mysteries Of Human Life And Our Attempt, In The Words Of The Translator David Young, To Use Our Self Consciousness To Some Advantage To Transcend, Through Art And The Imagination, Our Self Deception And Our Fear


About the Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke is considered one of the German language s greatest 20th century poets His haunting images tend to focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.He wrote in both verse and a highly lyrical prose.



15 thoughts on “Duineser Elegien

  1. says:

    Rainer Maria Rilke 1875 1926 Es penoso estar muerto y, trabajoso,ir recobrando poco a poco un m nimode eternidad.Pero todos los vivos cometen el errorde querer distinguir con excesivarotundidad Los ngeles se dice ignoran a veces si est n entre los vivos,quiz s, o entre los muertos El eternotorrente arrastra las edades todaspor ambos reinos y, en medio de los dos,logra hacer o r sus voces Y nosotrosmer


  2. says:

    The Duino Elegies is undoubtedly his masterpiece.This collection highlights the confusion of the human creature who feels foreign in a world abandoned by the beauty and the sacred.Haunted by the passage of time and death, it is powerless to fully participate in the universal life.In these conditions, the role of the poet is imperative he must endeavor to account for this outpouring of existence whose seizure alon


  3. says:

    I was trying to understand beauty.How silly of me One elegy after another,I realized you submit to beauty and itsconsequences which hopefully last in you, or so you wish.And complete surrender is a journey on a bridge of understanding with cables of faith dangling and holding them Once over, you light up the bridge to see what new travails unfold before you in the newly surrendered land.Praise be to beauty Praise be to ey


  4. says:

    In Duino Elegies it seems as if Rilke is explaining the meaning of his life indirectly to God through divine messengers the presence of whom we can scarcely sense The 10 elegies succeed in finding the world in a word, as William H Gass advised was the objective of the most earnest poets Rilke s greatness emanates from his fearlessness in taking on an epic macro perspective He is, after all, peering out into the universe and hearin


  5. says:

    These poems blew my mind, kicked my ass and sent chills down my back Never have poems so resonated with that dark secret place I keep hidden from view But these poems threw back the curtain and shined with angelic vengeance upon my internal cowardice And this, really, is what I want poems to do let me know I am not alone and that others have felt as despondant and helpless in a very mental and spiritual way as I have I almost didn t finish


  6. says:

    I thought Stephen Mitchell s translation was the best that could ever possibly exist I was, happily, totally wrong I picked this up at a friend s house by chance and was completely absorbed The Chrichtons bring out a sort of conversational quality in the writing which I hadn t been aware even existed Rilke s meditations are spectral, evanescent, secular and luminous I didn t know there were other ways to appraoch the Elegies and now I see that ther


  7. says:

    I find writing about poetry extremely difficult because we enter the realm of pure emotions, of the perfect magic that words can possess, and what each reader thinks, and feels, when reading a poem, is not only very personal but also, quite often, impossible to define and to reduce into a few sentences Therefore I rarely review the poetry books that I own, on this site But Rilke could well be my favorite poet, for reasons that I can t explain, except that t


  8. says:

    Rilke s Duino Elegies are a contender for the greatest lyric sequence of the 20th century in a century that featured some really great ones, by Yeats, H.D Trilogy , Eliot, Stevens Auroras of Autumn in particular , Pound, Hughes, Hayden, Merrill, and many others could be named Lots of the translations of Rilke s Elegies in English are really mediocre turgid Rilke is a complete contradiction in terms David Young s is by far the best in print for English speaking reade


  9. says:

    Rilke nin dima ndan farkl olaca n d nd m bir kitapt olaca n dememdeki sebep ise iirler a tlar hissiyat ma ok yak n ba layarak, her a tta bir ad m daha uzakla arak maalesef kayboldu zellikle birilerine ithaf edilmi ok a t var Ki ileri de bilmemekten kaynakl uzaktan bakan ki i oldum.Sorun bende mi acaba diye rencilerime de derslerde bir ka a t okudum, genel yap s ndan ba ka ok da fazla his uyand rmad.Yine de aralardan se ti im par a c mleler ve tamlamalar payla mak isterim


  10. says:

    And so we press on and try to achieve it,try to contain it in our simple hands,in our brimming eyes, our voiceless heart.Rilke is both the reason I mistrust translations and the exception to my rule.


  11. says:

    Provavelmente merece 5 , mas de t o metaf rico que , senti me afundar num abismo de sombras e emergir b bada de ignor ncia.


  12. says:

    The question is what I have learned from this book, and my response is difficult to give Rilke offers so much to us it is kind of him Everybody should read this, not out of courtesy for the genius but for self benefit The poems here are often overwhelming and will touch your mind in places you have never before been touched in It is beautiful, intrusive, and works better than a mirror.


  13. says:

    From one of the fathers of modern literature, Duino Elegies is simply one of his greatest achievements It s monumental in every way, and almost impossible to describe I wouldn t even know where to start To simply say stunningly beautiful would be a vast understatement After Reading for the second time, I have upped my score to a five Which it rightly deserves Extract from the The Third Elegy One thing to sing the beloved, another, alas that hidden guilty river god of the blood.He whom she knows from afar, her


  14. says:

    i read the most of this on my weekly commute from manhattan to brooklyn and i would read it aloud softly to myself and everything would become so real, so meaningful, so much there is an astute clarity to his writing, a truth in his poetry that is so stoic and so human his words vibrate read him it s worth it.


  15. says:

    Jeder Engel ist Schrecklich If you re somewhat acquainted with the German language Like yours truly I strongly suggest reading the bilingual edition Reading the German parallel to the English is a great way to get under Rilke s skin and absorb his incredible poetry.


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