Das Stundenbuch : enthaltend die drei Bücher Vom mönchischen Leben, Von der Pilgerschaft, Von der Armut und vom Tode.
The Book of Hours is a collection of poetry by the Bohemian born poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926). The collection was written between 1899 and 1903 in three parts, and first published in April 1905. With its dreamy, melodic expression and neo-Romantic mood, it stands, along with 'The Lay of the Love and Death of Christoph Cornet', as the most important of his early works.
this edition published by Suhrkamp, 1996. paperback, internally unmarked. Entirely in German.
The Book of Hours" consists of three sections with common themes relating to living a simple life and in a widersearch for God. The sections are as follows:
- The Book of Monastic Life (Das Buch vom mönchischen Leben)
- The Book of Pilgrimage (Das Buch von der Pilgerschaft)
- The Book of Poverty and Death (Das Buch von der Armut und vom Tode