Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke [FIRST EDITION / 1939]
FIRST EDITION  W.W. NORTON & COMPANY
Rare US First Edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Dust jacket is in tact with some small tears and general soiling / discoloration. Book itself is gorgeous and reads Like New with just a hint of tanning to pages.
Written in a period of spiritual crisis between 1912 and 1922, the poems that compose the Duino Elegies are the ones most frequently identified with the Rilkean sensibility. With their symbolic landscapes, prophetic proclamations, and unsettling intensity, these complex and haunting poems rank among the outstanding visionary works of the century.