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Rilke’s Duino Elegies in Irish 2
December 14, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pmCost: Free
Duino Elegies is Rainer Maria Rilke’s masterpiece, a visionary exploration of life and death. Begun in 1912 while the poet was a guest at Duino Castle on the Adriatic Sea and completed in a final bout of feverish inspiration in 1922, these ten elegies face death and grief head on, but celebrate the life force in a vibrant cast of lovers, angels, mothers and fathers. This series of film features five elegies translated into Irish by acclaimed poet Máire Mhac an tSaoi. They are read by Dairena Ni Chinnéide to music by Seán MacErlaine, and images from Margaret Lonergan.