The Best of Rilke

72 Form-True Verse Translations with Facing Originals, Commentary, and Compact Biography

Rainer Maria Rilke

The Best of Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke

Distributed for Dartmouth College Press

213 pages | 5 1/2 x 9
Paper $22.95 ISBN: 9780874514612 Published February 1991
Rainer Maria Rilke’s best poems are finally available in translations so faithful yet free flowing that a reader forgets they were not originally written in English. Applying the same principle of “form-true” rendering that earned him the Bollingen Prize for his translation of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, poet-translator Walter Arndt boldly claims to reproduce in English for the first time the prosodic identity of Rilke’s finest rhymed poems.
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