Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties

Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties

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Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties by Rainer Maria Rilke

An anthology of Rilke's strongest poetry and prose for both aficionados and new readers.
Here is a mini-anthology of poetry and prose for both aficionados and those readers discovering Rainer Maria Rilke for the first time. John J. L. Mood has assembled a collection of Rilke's strongest work, presenting commentary along with the selections. Mood links into an essay passages from letters that show Rilke's profound understanding of men and women and his ardent spirituality, rooted in the senses.
Combining passion and sensitivity, the poems on love presented here are often not only sensual but sexual as well. Others pursue perennial themes in his work—death and life, growth and transformation. The book concludes with Rilke's reflections on wisdom and openness to experience, on grasping what is most difficult and turning what is most alien into that which we can most trust.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393310986
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/1994
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 249,504
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

RAINER MARIA RILKE (1875–1926) is one of the greatest poets who ever wrote in the German language. His most famous works are Sonnets to Orpheus, The Duino Elegies, Letters to a Young Poet, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, and The Book of Hours.

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