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Snow, Edward A.

Overview
Works: 33 works in 116 publications in 3 languages and 6,338 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Sonnets  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Elegies  Biography  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Lyricist, Commentator, Honoree
Classifications: PT2635.I65, 831.912
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A study of Vermeer by Edward A Snow( Book )
23 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
We respond so intensely to Vermeer, suggests Edward Snow in this landmark study of the artist, because his paintings reach so deeply into our lives. Our desire for images, the distances that separate us, the validations we seek from the still world, the traces of ghostliness in our own human presence - these are Vermeer's themes
Uncollected poems by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and German and held by 726 libraries worldwide
Between the New Poems of 1907 and 1908 and his death in 1926, Rainer Maria Rilke published only two major volumes of poetry - the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus, both in 1923. But during this period he wrote poetry continually, often prolifically - in letters, in guest books, in presentation copies, and chiefly in the pocket-books he always carried with him. The body of this uncollected work in German exceeds five hundred pieces, a remarkable number of which must be counted among Rilke's finest poems. They range from finished poems of great poise and brilliance, to headlong statements that hurtle through their subjects, to hauntingly self-contained "fragments", to short bursts that arc into the unpursuable. Together they share a nakedness and an immediacy of voice that make them feel uncannily contemporary and draw the reader close. Edward Snow's selection of more than a hundred of these little-known and neglected poems - the first edition of such scope for the general reader - distills the best of the uncollected poems while offering a wide enough choice to convey Rilke's variety and industry during the years he wrote them
New poems (1908) : the other part by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and German and held by 679 libraries worldwide
Diaries of a young poet by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and German and held by 621 libraries worldwide
In April 1898 Rainer Maria Rilke, not yet 23, began a diary of his Florence visit. It was to record, in the form of an imaginary dialogue with his mentor and then-lover, Lou Andreas-Salome, his firsthand experiences of early Renaissance art. Two others followed. In these "Schmargendorf" and "Worpswede" diaries, Rilke began to reach toward other people - among them the sculptor Clara Westhoff, whom he would marry and the painter Paula Becker, whose death would haunt him all his life. These diaries, translated into English here for the first time by Edward Snow and Michael Winkler as Diaries of a Young Poet, span what is arguably the most crucial phase in Rilke's development. They emerge in this fluent, copiously annotated translation as central to the Rilke canon, early prose counterweights to the later Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
The book of images by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
A new revised, bilingual ed. containing previously untranslated poems, as well as many of Rilke's best-loved lyrics, including Autumn, Childhood and Entrance
Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salomé : the correspondence by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
"In this never-before-translated exchange of letters spanning almost thirty years, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salome, a charismatic writer fourteen years his senior, chart a relationship that moves from that of lovers to that of mentor and protege to that of deepest personal and literary allies. From the time of their first meeting and consequent affair to Rilke's death in 1926, Rilke and Andreas-Salome reel through extremes of love, hurt, aversion, desire, and need - yet also guide each other in one of the most fruitful artistic exchanges in twentieth-century literature. Despite illness, distance, and multiple estrangements, they manage to cultivate, through intense yet finely honed and often painfully candid prose, an enduring and indispensable friendship, a decades-long heartfelt dialogue that encompasses love, art, and the imagination."--Jacket
The poetry of Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
"With more than two hundred and fifty selected poems by Rilke, including complete translations of the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies, The Poetry of Rilke spans the arc of Rilke's work, from the breakthrough poems of The Book of Hours to the visionary masterpieces written only weeks before his death. This landmark bilingual edition also contains all of Snow's commentaries on Rilke, as well as an important new introduction by the award-winning poet Adam Zagajewski. The Poetry of Rilke will stand as the authoritative single-volume translation of Rilke into English for years to come."--Jacket
New poems (1907) by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Inside Bruegel : the play of images in Children's games by Edward A Snow( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
In this brilliant, original and lavishly illustrated book, Edward Snow undertakes an inquiry into a single painting by the Flemish master Peter Bruegel the Elder'the kaleidoscopic Children's Games'in order to unlock the secrets of the great painter's art
Duino elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 348 libraries worldwide
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
New poems by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and German and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Between 1906 and 1908 he produced a torrent of brilliant work that was published in two separate volumes under the title Neue Gedichte, or New Poems. As the celebrated Rilke translator Edward Snow observes, these books "together constitute one of the great instances of the lyric quest for objective experience."
The sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Breathing, you invisible poem! World-space in pure continuous interchange with my own being. Equipose in which I rhythmically transpire. Written only four years before Rilke's death, this sequence of sonnets, varied in form yet consistently structured, stands as the poet's final masterwork. In these meditations on the constant flux of our world and the ephemerality of experience, Rilke envisions death not only as one among many of life's transformations but also as an ideally receptive state of being. Because Orpheus has visited the realm of death and returned to the living, his lyre, a unifying presence in these poems, is an emblem of fluidity and musical transcendence. And Eurydice, condemned to Hades as a result of Orpheus's backward glance, becomes in Rilke's universe a mythical figure of consolation and hope. Edward Snow, in his translations of New Poems, The Book of Images, Uncollected Poems, and Duino Elegies, has emerged as Rilke's most able English-language interpreter. Adhering faithfully to the intent of Rilke's German while constructing nuanced, colloquial poems in English, Snow's Sonnets to Orpheus should serve as the authoritative translation for years to come
Rilke and Andreas-Salomé : a love story in letters by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Songs of the night : for tenor, violin, violoncello and piano by Richard Danielpour( score )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Diaries of the young poet by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Impact of implementation design tradeoffs on performance : the PDP-11, a case study by Edward A Snow( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Catalogue of the valuable and extensive library of books on angling by Edward A Snow( Book )
4 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The poetry of Rilke : bilingual edition by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Glava deklice by Edward A Snow( Article )
1 edition published in 1996 in Slovenian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Neue Gedichte : Neue Gedichte und der Neuen Gedichte anderer Teil by Rainer Maria Rilke( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Like the poems in the first volume, these are presentations of objects, "thing-poems" (Dinggedichte). In 1902 Rilke left Germany for Paris where he acted as the secretary to the sculptor Auguste Rodin. Rodin's craftsman-like approach, his steady discipline, and his relentless productivity inspired in Rilke a new poetic method: he, too would be a craftsman meticulously appropriating the world about him for his poetic vision. "Somehow," he wrote, "I too must come to make things; not plastic, but written things--realities that emerge from handiwork. Somehow I too must discover the smallest basic element, the cell of my art, the tangible immaterial means of representation for everything."
 
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Edward Snow American poet
Snow, Edward
Snow, Edward A.
Languages
English (94)
German (10)
Slovenian (1)
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