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Duino Elegies: by Rainer Maria Rilke

bibilly's review against another edition

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challenging dark reflective slow-paced
então é assim que pessoas que abominam clássicos se sentem (completamente burras).

howljenkins's review against another edition

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challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

5.0

I bought my copy second hand and its so old it doesnt even have an ISBN so i had to add it manually but its infinitely better than that goddamned mitchell translation and actually has the original german opposite the translation to boot. 

taylorzart's review against another edition

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5.0

I read this with the class RILKING led by Ariana Reines (one of my fave contemporary poets, I highly recommend you check her out). There's a lot of themes here that are always guaranteed to excite me - the razor's edge of divinity and humanity, the power of childhood, anti-capitalism, our relationship to death - and these elegies took those themes and made them feel painfully relevant to this bizarre moment.
The elegies are absolutely full of melancholy, but a melancholy that is not without hope - at least I think so. I read a call to action in the weight of these works. Something about the melancholy here serves as a reminder to live while you're alive. And sometimes that requires a resetting - a perspective that remembers the transcendence of childhood and love and the natural world. And all of it is complex and sometimes it really hurts, but it is our humanity. And dammit, that is something.

mint_renegade's review against another edition

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challenging dark reflective tense slow-paced

4.0

Like being buoyed on a float in the middle of the Pacific while a storm rages on. 

How to read - an elegy a day; read it in your head; then reread it aloud; then read the commentary; then reread the poem. 

brightbeaming's review against another edition

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emotional informative reflective sad fast-paced

5.0

phsn's review against another edition

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3.0

Read the bilingual edition with a hope that I will understand it better. But I guess Im just not so much a poetry person bcs I don’t understand some part of the book. Need the right time and more brain cells to decipher these poems.

dorayangvip's review

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4.0

Charmed.
This is the first time I've actually read Rilke. His sentimentalist writings are weirdly relatable, and I love the use of his words. Looking forward to reading more poetry by Rilke!

jenayaebarker's review against another edition

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5.0

“Just as a man on the last hill showing him his whole valley one last time, turns, stops, and lingers - so we live, and are forever leaving.”

carrlll's review against another edition

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challenging emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced

5.0

little_raven's review against another edition

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3.0



Exactamente lo que dice la imagen, aunque tengo mis sospechas de que tanto la traducción como la distribución del texto en la edición que leí pudieron ir en detrimento del disfrute de esta obra. De todas formas, hubo pasajes que resonaron de manera en extremo notable en mi cabeza, sobretodo las elegías primera y última. Trataré de releerlo en el futuro.
Sumamente recomendado para quienes gusten de la poesía, en especial si pueden conseguir otra versión.