Elegie Duinesis. German text

The "Elegie Duinesis" are the last and sum poetic work by Rainer Maria Rilke, who is considered one of the highest German German lyrics, admired among others by philosophers like Wittgenstein and writers like Pasternak. Rilke began to write the "Elegie" to Duino - from which the name - in 1912: these are ten compositions of philosophical inspiration, which dealing with various issues try to answer the questions posed in the previous Rilkian works on the insensity and incomprehensibility of life , and on the fear of death. Poems revolve around themes such as the identity of life and death as moments of the same process of becoming in an eternal metamorphosis; the non-existence of a distinction between at here and beyond, for the coexistence of material and spiritual kingdoms under the aegis of angels, creatures greater than the man who is in a median condition, higher in turn to the pen Animal nature, but still of life spectator; The beauty of being that must be subtracted to the consumption of time through the eternity of the spirit, the creativity of the art that throws a bridge between the two kingdoms; The luck of those who die child, the fate of women abandoned to the purity of their love; The virile acceptance of life and pain by the hero; The final celebration of death.

  • Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Format: Paperback, 12.5 x 19.3 cm
  • Pages: 80
  • Publisher: Feltrinelli
  • Necklace: universal economic. The classics
  • Year: 2006

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