Rainer Maria Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the greatest lyric German poets. Born in Prague, he published his first book of poems, Leben und Lieber, at age nineteen. He met Lou Salome, the talented and spirited daughter of a Russian army officer, who influenced him deeply. In 1902 he became the friend, and for a time the secretary, of Rodin, and it was during his twelve-year Paris residence that Rilke enjoyed his greatest poetic activity. In 1919 he went to Switzerland where he spent the last years of his life. It was there that he wrote his last two works, Duino Elegies (1923) and The Sonnets to Orpheus (1923).

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Rilke's Book of Hours

Love Poems to God
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Your wholeness cascades into many shapes. You run like

a herd of luminous deer

and I am dark, I am forest.

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Ahead of All Parting

The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke
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The reputation of Rainer Maria Rilke has grown steadily since his death in 1926; today he is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the 20th century. His rich formal music and depth of thought speak agelessly to the soul.

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Dark Interval

Letters on Loss, Grief, and Transformation
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From the author of Letters to a Young Poet, one of the greatest letter collections of all time, comes a new selection of the great poet's writings to bereaved friends and acquaintances, reflecting on death and dying, providing comfort in a time of grief.

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Dream-Crowned

Traumgekront
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Published in German when he was only twenty-one years old, Rilke's third book, Traumgekront, appears here for the first time in English.

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Duino Elegies & The Sonnets To Orpheus

A Dual Language Edition
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 Available for the first time in a single volume, here are Ranier Maria Rilke’s two most beloved sequences of poems rendered by his most faithful translator. Rilke is unquestionably the 20th century’s most significant and compelling poet of romantic transformation and spiritual quest.

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Letters On Life

New Prose Translations
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Gleaned from Rainer Maria Rilkes voluminous, never-before-translated correspondence, this volume offers the best writings and personal philosophy of one of the twentieth centurys greatest poets. The result is a profound vision of how the human drive to create and understand can guide us in every facet of life.

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Letters To A Young Poet

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Letters to a Young Poet

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These ten letters by Rainer Maria Rilke speak directly to the young, offering unguarded thoughts on such diverse subjects as creativity, solitude, self-reliance, living with uncertainty, the shallowness of irony, the uselessness of criticism, career choices, sex, love, God, and art (which is only another way of living, Rilke writes).

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Letters to a Young Poet

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Letters to a Young Poet

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