Rilke in Transition: An Exploration of his Earliest Poetry
Place Published: New Haven and London
Publisher: Yale University Press
Date Published: 1970
Book Id: 39679
246pp. Octavo [22 cm] Decorative gray and gilt marbled spine and boards. Very good. There is a small letter stamped on the bottom edge of the text block. The spine and boards show light edge wear. In a very good dust jacket, with fading at the spine, along the folds, and edges of the inside flaps. There is a small closed tear in the top edge of the rear panel.
Yale Germanic Studies, 4. From the dust jacket- "Although Rilke was the reverse of a youthful genius, three motifs crucial to his later development- das Kind, die Hand, and das Ding- recur throughout his voluminous early output. Mr. Rolleston examines the role these key words played in the poet's attempt to create new dimensions in a language that had grown stale, focusing especially on their relevance to his developing image of the ideal artist."