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  • Letters to a Young Poet | Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Stephen Mitchell)

    Letters to a Young Poet

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Stephen Mitchell)
    • Narrated By Stephen Mitchell
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    Ranier Maria Rilke challenges you, "...to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answers." Rilke's ability to combine the sensual and the spiritual into an inspired vision of the art of living is brought to vivid life in his letters. Through his eyes, the everyday difficulties of love, sex, solitude, sadness, and doubt are seen as the archetypal elements of the drama called life.

    David says: "Priceless Recordings of Intense Feeling"
  • Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus | Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Stephen Mitchell)

    Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Stephen Mitchell)
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    The poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke addresses the issues of God, death, and "destructive time." Rilke tries to transform these problems into an inner world, what he calls "a whole inner world as if an angel, comprehending all space, were blind and looking into himself." Eminent author and translator Stephen Mitchell brings these ideas vividly to life in this new translation of Rilke's most transcendent works.

    John says: "warning: listen before buying"
  • Cats of Velvet: Tales of Silk | Maria Mitchell

    Cats of Velvet: Tales of Silk

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Maria Mitchell
    • Narrated By Shawna Windom
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    Animal lovers can enter the reality of fantasy and go with Bizco, the most intelligent cat that ever lived, as he narrates his life in a collection of cat world tales. In Cats of Velvet, Tales of Silk, interpreted from cat speak, this amazing feline invites readers to enjoy the rich texture of Bizco's Kingdom. Bizco, being a rather precocious fellow, is poetic, humorous, philosophical, and unparalleled in the cat world.

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