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Rainer Maria Rilke, The Inner Sky: Poems, Notes, Dreams

David R. Godine; selected and translated from German and French

Winner of a 2007 NEA in Translation

"[It] feels like a dream in which you can understand perfectly a language you didn't think you knew. Rilke's thrilling precision and disorientations and purposefulness are all suddenly there...."
—Jonathan Franzen

"Wonderfully fresh and concentrated.... In Searls we have a fascinating new interpreter." —John Banville

"Reading these pages is like pulling out your pockets expecting to find nothing but lining, and discovering instead a neglected roll of bills. [An] original and revelatory translation..." —William Gass

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Excerpts in Paris Review / on PEN.org
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