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Orison Books to Publish New Rilke Translations by Erik Bendix

Updated: Jul 9

Orison Books is pleased to announce that we will publish Toward Praise: The Late Masterpieces of Rainer Maria Rilke in a New Translation by Erik Bendix in 2022.

Erik Bendix grew up in Berkeley, California as the son of a sociologist who had escaped Nazi Berlin and an artist deeply connected to tribal culture in the American Southwest. As a boy Bendix attended the Ecole d'Humanité, a progressive school high in the Swiss Alps. He later earned philosophy degrees from Oxford and Princeton. Bendix travels the world teaching movement arts: folkdance from many cultures as well as Alexander Technique and Body-Mind Centering®. He recently completed a book and film about his approach to overcoming fear while learning to ski. His translations of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poems have appeared in Poetry International Online and Metamorphoses. He has been writing and translating poetry for over forty years.