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Rilke Where Silence Reigns - Selected Prose (English and German Edition)

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    Rainer Rilke(Author)

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In this collection of excerpts from his essays, notebooks, and letters, pre-eminent modern poet Rainer Maria Rilke meditates on subjects as varied as a dolls, walking among trees, and the great sculptor Rodin. 

Where Silence Reigns, a sampling from his essays, notebooks, and letters, shows Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), the pre-eminent modern poet of solitude and inwardness, seeking to reconcile his personal conflict between the claims of "life" and the claims of art. His subjects are commonplace, seemingly innocuous at times: the encounter between a man and a dog, a collection of dolls, a walk among trees. But always the deceptively simple external phenomenon is seen as the symbol, the catalyst of an intensely felt inner experience. As he confided to his friend Frau Wunderly-Volkart: "Oh, how often one longs to speak a few degrees more deeply! My prose... lies deeper... but one gets only a minimal layer further down; one’s left with a mere intimation of the kind of speech that may be possible THERE where silence reigns." In addition to occasional pieces and notebook entries, this volume contains selections from the strange and haunting "Dream-Book," the lyrical "Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke," and the entire "Rodin-Book"––Rilke’s appreciation of the great sculptor whom he had served as secretary.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Text: English, German (translation) 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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 154 pages
  • Rainer Rilke(Author)
  • New Directions Publishing Corporation; Second edition edition (January 1, 1978)
  • English, German
  • 4
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By Anna M. Moran, M.D. on March 17, 2001

    Rilke, as much of his work, is a writer which goes beyond the limitations of time. He has been, is, and will be through his work, which is time transcendent. The following book gives a glimpse of life so seemingly quiet, yet so unexpectedly full of questions. This book breaks into silence, and reveals the questions which lie in and behind silence. The book is a mastery of thought and feeling expressed both honestly and passionately, a true work of art!

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