You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin

You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin

by Rachel Corbett

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Overview

Winner of the 2016 Marfield Prize


In 1902, Rainer Maria Rilke—then a struggling poet in Germany—went to Paris to research and write a short book about the sculptor Auguste Rodin. The two were almost polar opposites: Rilke in his twenties, delicate and unknown; Rodin in his sixties, carnal and revered. Yet they fell into an instantaneous friendship. Transporting readers to early twentieth-century Paris, Rachel Corbett’s You Must Change Your Life is a vibrant portrait of Rilke and Rodin and their circle, revealing how deeply Rodin’s ideas about art and creativity influenced Rilke’s classic Letters to a Young Poet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393354928
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 197,141
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Rachel Corbett is the editor in chief of Modern Painters. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Art Newspaper, New York magazine, and others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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