The Book of Hours

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1888-1
Publication Date
January 2002
Page Count
235 pages
Trim Size
5 1/8 x 7 3/4

The Book of Hours

Prayers to a Lowly God
Rainer Maria Rilke
This is the first complete translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's Book of Hours in more than forty years. This bilingual edition provides English-speaking readers with access to a critical work in the development of the most significant figure in twentieth-century German poetry. Kidder's delicately nuanced translation preserves Rilke's uncomplicated and melodic flow, his rhythm, and, where possible, his rhyme while remaining true to content.
About the Author

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is the author of Duino Elegies, The Sonnets to Orpheus, and the novel The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Bilingual editions of Rilke's Duino Elegies and New Poems are published by Northwestern University Press.

Annemarie S. Kidder, an associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has translated works by Luise Schottroff, Raimon Panikkar, and J├╝rgen Becker.