Neue Gedichte

Neue Gedichte

New Poems

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New Poems (1907-1908) represented a departure for Rilke from the traditional German lyric poetry of which he was then considered a master. Apparent in the poems is the influence of Rodin--for whom Rilke had worked--as well as other visual artists, including Hokusai, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Picasso. Rilke forced language to extremes of subtlety and refinement that only now, in Stephen Cohn's translations, is being captured properly in English.

New Poems (1907-1908) represented a departure for Rilke from the traditional German lyric poetry of which he was then considered a master. Apparent in the poems is the influence of Rodin--for whom Rilke had worked--as well as other visual artists, including Hokusai, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Picasso. Rilke forced language to extremes of subtlety and refinement that only now, in Stephen Cohn's translations, is being captured properly in English.


Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1998
Edition: Northwestern University Press ed
ISBN: 9780810116498
0810116499
Characteristics: 295 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Cohn, Stephen
Alternative Title: New poems

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