Roses: The Late French Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (in progress)
We are making good progress on the fourteenth title to be published under the Horse & Buggy Press imprint.
Roses: The Late French Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
Translations, Introduction, & Essay by David Need
Drawings by Clare Johnson
This 224 page interdisciplinary investigation into Rilke’s late work should be completed by late spring.
Poet and poetry scholar David Need has been working on these translations for many years. The book presents the original French poems alongside David’s translations to English, and each of the 27 poems in the Roses series is accompanied by a pen and ink drawing by Clare Johnson. An essay by David, a series of appendix poems, and elaborate endnotes offer additional perspectives into Rilke’s work.
The book will be offset printed in two colors using high-end heavyweight book paper, and the covers will be partially hand-printed on the letterpress with wraparound foredge flaps. Each book will include a custom printed bookmark.
Roses will sell for $30.
For more information or to order a copy, please see the Announcement & Order Form
*Any orders placed before May 15 receive a $5 discount
some spreads (rough drafts) below . . .