The Resource Reading Rilke : reflections on the problems of translation, by William H. Gass

Reading Rilke : reflections on the problems of translation, by William H. Gass

Label
Reading Rilke : reflections on the problems of translation
Title
Reading Rilke
Title remainder
reflections on the problems of translation
Statement of responsibility
by William H. Gass
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Essayist, novelist and philosopher William H. Gass reflects on the art of translation and on Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies--and gives us his own translation of Rilke's masterwork. After nearly a lifetime of reading Rilke in English, Gass undertook the task of translating him in order to get closer to the work he so deeply admired. With Gass's own background in philosophy, it seemed natural to begin with the Duino Elegies, the poems in which Rilke's ideas are most fully expressed and which are important not only as a supreme poetic achievement but also because of the way in which they came to be written--in a storm of inspiration. Gass examines the genesis of the ideas that inform the Elegies and discusses previous translations. He writes, as well, about Rilke the man: his character, his relationships, his life. Finally, his translation offers us the experience of reading Rilke with a new and fuller understanding.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gass, William H.
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2635.I65
LC item number
Z72 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Authors, German
  • Übersetzung
  • Authors, German
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Translations
  • Englisch
Label
Reading Rilke : reflections on the problems of translation, by William H. Gass
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-233)
Contents
Poems Translated in the Text Other Than the Duino Elegies -- Lifeleading -- Transreading -- Ein Gott Vermags -- Inhalation in a God -- Schade -- The Grace of Great Things -- Erect No Memorial Stone -- The Duino Elegies of Rainer Maria Rilke
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 233 p.
Isbn
9780465026227
Lccn
98050291
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40408727
  • (OCoLC)ocm40408727
Label
Reading Rilke : reflections on the problems of translation, by William H. Gass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-233)
Contents
Poems Translated in the Text Other Than the Duino Elegies -- Lifeleading -- Transreading -- Ein Gott Vermags -- Inhalation in a God -- Schade -- The Grace of Great Things -- Erect No Memorial Stone -- The Duino Elegies of Rainer Maria Rilke
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 233 p.
Isbn
9780465026227
Lccn
98050291
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40408727
  • (OCoLC)ocm40408727

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