Unreading Rilke: Unorthodox Approaches to a Cultural Myth

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Twelve contributions from Heep (German and comparative literature, Pennsylvania State U.) and other international scholars approach the life and work of Rainer Maria Rilke from various unorthodox perspectives. A sampling of topics includes a psychoanalytic approach to Rilke's relationships with women, autobiographical elements in The Notebook of Malte Laurids Brigge, and Rilke in the modern American cinema. Eight of the essays are in English and four are in German. The volume is not indexed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820440682
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: Studies in Modern German Literature
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Rainer Maria Rilkes Frauen: Hass-Liebe auf den zweiten Blick 11
Never Mind Freud! Who Needs Psychoanalysis When You Can Write Poetry? Rainer Maria Rilke's Torture, Therapy, and Salvation 19
"Ein Deutscher offenbar." Einige Bemerkungen zum Leben und Sterben eines Reiterfahnrichs 35
Rilke and Seeing in Time and Space 43
From Myth to Language: Childhood's Narrative in Rainer Maria Rilke's Malte Laurids Brigge 53
Simultaneitat und Sukzession. Zur (Hypertext-?) Struktur der Zeit-Zeichen in Rilkes Malte und Prousts Recherche 61
Rilke's Duino Elegies: An Alternative Approach to the Study of Mysticism 77
Zur Okologie von Schopfung und Verwandlung: Die achte Elegie von Rainer Maria Rilke 93
The Poet Meets the Mother of Invention: The Allegory of the Tenth Duino Elegy 109
"Mitten im Schreiben sind wir mitten im Tod:" Death as an Aesthetic Phenomenon in Rilke and Handke 125
The Avant-Garde Rilke: Russian (Un)Orthodoxy and the Visual Arts 137
Rilke in America: A Poet Re-created 149
Bibliography 171
Contributors 201
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