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Published by Shambhala, Distributed in the U.S. by Random House in Boston, New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Simon and Schuster, c1985.

StatementRainer Maria Rilke ; translated with an introduction by Stephen Mitchell.
SeriesShambhala pocket classics
ContributionsMitchell, Stephen, 1943- .
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT2635.I65 S613 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 127 p. ;
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1743265M
ISBN 100877738742
LC Control Number92050444
OCLC/WorldCa26502653

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