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Oct 20, 2020, 11:46am

I've been admiring the LEC Rilke editions for some time, but one of the things that has kept me from purchasing (besides my budgetary constraints) is that I've never seen a translation of Rilke I was completely happy with. I read German fairly well, so I prefer bilingual editions of his works. Does anyone know of a bilingual (or even German) copy of any of Rilke's works that, if not fine press, is at least better than the generic paperbacks one finds all over the place?

Oct 20, 2020, 11:52am

>1 myriads:

The LEC Poems of 1981 is parallel text, and a very nicely made edition, quite plainly bound, and with muted but stylish illustrations.

Oct 20, 2020, 12:28pm

You might be interested in the The Petrarch Press' Duino Elegies - But budgetary constraints might get in the way.

Oct 20, 2020, 1:20pm

There are quite a few options available.

The bilingual Arion Press edition of ‚Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke‘ reviewed here:

The Insel Verlag has published numerous editions In German, fine press and hardcover, ranging from a few € and to several thousand €.

Oct 20, 2020, 4:47pm

>2 affle:
I somehow missed the fact that it is a bilingual edition. I might just end up spending the money on that one, since I've been admiring it for a while anyway!
>3 RuefulCountenance:
What a lovely book though! I'll have to add it to my wishlist.
>4 SebRinelli:
Thank you, from a brief look at their selection it seems I should be able to find what I'm looking for somewhere in it. I like the gothic letters both Arion Press and Insel use.

Editado: Oct 20, 2020, 5:48pm

My Rilke books were remarkably affordable. The Arion Press is one of the best bargains out there, I picked up a Fine copy for $150. My LEC Selected Poems was a steal at $30. There is also a second Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, made by the Stamperia Valdonega (Verona) for the Limited Editions Club (1987) bound in vellum but unillustrated. I paid $105 for my copy. Since I don't speak German it doesn't bother me that the LECs are not bilingual.

Oct 20, 2020, 6:23pm

>6 kdweber:

Just to avoid confusion, Ken, one LEC is bilingual - the Poems. The Notebooks not.

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