Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God by Rainer Maria Rilke

Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

Rainer Maria Rilke with Anita Barrows (Translator), Joanna Macy (Translator)

166 pages first pub 1899 (editions)

nonfiction poetry religion challenging reflective slow-paced


At the beginning of this century, a young German poet returned from a journey to Russia, where he had immersed himself in the spirituality he discovered there. He "received" a series of poems about which he did not speak for a long time—he conside...

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