Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin

by Rainer Maria Rilke

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ISBN-13: 9781785250873
Publisher: Parkstone International
Publication date: 08/21/2015
Series: Mega Square
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Daniel Slager is an editor at Harcourt, a contributing editor to Grand Street, and a widely published translator from German.

William Gass (The Tunnel, Omensetter¢s Luck, and Reading Rilke) received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, a Lannan Lifetime Achievement award, the Pen-Nabokov Prize, and a gold medal for fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Michael Eastman has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant and has been published in The New York Times, Life, American Photographer, and Communication Arts.

Read an Excerpt

We can pretend to know precisely. At three o’clock on the Monday afternoon of September 1, 1902, bearing the appropriate petitions of entry, although he had arranged his visit in advance, the twenty-six-year-old poet Rainer Maria Rilke appeared on the stoop of Auguste Rodin’s Paris studio, and was given an uncustomary gentle and cour- teous reception. Of course Rilke had written Rodin a month before to warn of his impending arrival. It was a letter baited with the sort of fulsome praise you believe only when it is said of yourself, and it must have been an additional pleasure for Rodin to be admired by a stranger so young, as well as someone with a commission to write of the sculptor and the sculptor’s work as hand- somely as, in his correspondence, he already had.

Table of Contents

Part I
Ève
Paolo et Francesca
L'Homme au nez Casse / Man with the Broken Nose
L'Homme des Premiers Ages / Age of Bronze
Saint Jean-Baptiste
La Voix Intérieure / The Inner Voice
L'Èternel Printemps / Eternal Springtime
L'Èternelle Idole / The Eternal Idol
Le Penseur / The Thinker
La Pensée / Thought
Dessin / Study
Dessin / Study
Madame Vicuña
Bust of J. P. Laurens
Monument a Victor Hugo (ébauche) / Monument to Victor Hugo (figure study)
Bourgeois de Calais / The Burghers of Calais
Bourgeois de Calais / The Burghers of Calais
L'Enfant Prodigue / The Prodigal Son
La Tour de Travail / Tower of Labor
Ètude de nu pour le Balzac / Nude Study of Balzac
Part II
Balzac
Main / Hand
Clemenceau
Dessin / Study

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