Larenopfer

Although his mature poetry has been translated into many languages, his early poetry remains accessible only in the original German. This translation of the Larenopfer, or offerings to the Lares, the Roman household deities, are songs that Rilke sings to his hometown Prague and to his beloved Bohemia, short poems on the parks, fountains, churches, bridges and palaces of Prague, not forgetting Rabbi Löw’s legends, the Jewish cemetery, the Thirty Years’ War and, of course, young love.


Rainer Maria Rilke

Alfred de Zayas

Publication Date: July 1, 2008

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Red Hen Press

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ISBN: 978-1-59709-080-3

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