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Wartime Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

Wartime Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

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These letters give the account of Rilke's own state of mind and of his final approach to the threshold of his great works. They show the rapid change he underwent after his reaction to the first excitement of the war; how his dismay at the cruelty and confusion of war helped to render the poet in him speechless for many years; how he nevertheless characteristically held to his own fundamental views throughout war and revolution and in spite of everything retained his belief in the capacity of humanity to create for itself a better future.

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 05/17/1964
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.69lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.65d
ISBN: 9780393001600

About the Author
Rilke, Rainer Maria: - Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), the author of Sonnets to Orpheus and Letters to a Young Poet, was one of the greatest poets of the German language.Norton, M. D. Herter: - M. D. Herter Norton is a publisher and translator. Together with her husband William Warder Norton, she founded the publishing company W. W. Norton & Company. Her work as translator includes the translation of works by Rainer Maria Rilke.

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