This new translation of selected poems from Rainer Maria Rilke's Das Stunden-Buch (Book of Hours) includes images of sculpture and artwork by Auguste Rodin, Paul C zanne, Vincent van Gogh, Emil Orlik, Heinrich Vogeler, Ernst Barlach, K the Kollwitz and other artists known to Rilke and his contemporaries. It represents a modern take on the medieval Book of Hours, a personal devotional book of prayers for the Christian layperson that often was illustrated with religious miniatures and illuminated text. The novel approach of the SelfScape Book of Hours: Rainer Maria Rilke Edition to Rilke's first major work of poetry shows how Rilke deconstructed the traditional components of the medieval Book of Hours - Sequences of the Gospels, Hours of the Virgin, Cross and Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Office of the Dead and Suffrages - and used that medieval form as a vehicle for his own unique poetic conversation with God. The three individual books of Rilke's Book of Hours - the Book of Monastic Life, Book of Pilgrimage and Book of Poverty and Death - are reordered here to map back to the medieval Book of Hours format and to progress through the monastic daily hours of prayer - Matins and Lauds from midnight to dawn, Prime, Terce, Sext and None during the daylight hours, Vespers at sunset and Compline at bedtime.
Author: Jeff Jinnett, Rainer Maria Rilke Publisher: Selfscape Press Published: 10/25/2018 Pages: 264 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.88lbs Size: 11.02h x 8.50w x 0.69d ISBN: 9780578403755