A Ringing Glass

The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Author: Donald A. Prater

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198158912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

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A celebrated biography of probably the greatest lyric poet of this century. Prater draws on recent documentary evidence to provide a compelling account of this most complex of lives.

In the Company of Rilke

Why a 20th-Century Visionary Poet Speaks So Eloquently to 21st-Century Readers

Author: Stephanie Dowrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101547480

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Connecting to your inner life through the transformative poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. In the Company of Rilke is a rare book about a rare poet. Rainer Maria Rilke was a giant of twentieth-century writing who remains a visionary voice for our own time, captivating readers not only with his brilliance but also his fearlessness about the "deepest things." Speaking through his own contradictions and ambivalences, he gives readers a profound understanding of the complex beauty of human existence. Here, questions matter more than answers. Here, a poet can speak directly to God while also doubting God. Astonishingly, this is the first major study of Rilke from a spiritual perspective, even though the greatest of Rilke' s gifts was to show how inevitably life centers upon a profound mystery-to which we can freely open ourselves. Drawing on her deep understanding of the gifts of Rilke's writings, as well as her own personal spiritual seeking, Stephanie Dowrick offers an intimate and accessible appreciation of this most exceptional poet and his transcendent work.

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199646031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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'An indescribable, aching, futile longing for myself' The young Danish aristocrat Malte Laurids Brigge has been left rootless by the early death of his parents. Now living in Paris, Malte begins to record his life in a series of loosely connected notes, diary entries, prose poems, parables and stories, ostensibly collected by a fictional editor to form the Notebooks. Focusing on Malte's observations and experiences in the present, recollections of his childhood and family, and his reflections on historical events, these notes in highly crafted poetic prose explore the themes of life in the metropolis, poverty, sickness and death, love, memory and time, and perception and language. The only extended prose work by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge is a landmark in the development of the twentieth-century novel. It marks a radical departure from nineteenth-century realism, transcending conventions of linear narrative to reflect a consciousness in crisis, and an archetypal confrontation with the modern. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Beginning of Terror

A Psychological Study of Rainer Maria Rilke's Life and Work

Author: David Kleinbard

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814746675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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The insights here are of such depth, and contain such beauty in them, that time and again the reader must pause for breath. At last Rilke has met a critic whose insight, courage, and humanity are worthy of his life and work." —Leslie Epstein Director, Graduate Creative Writing Program, Boston University "[A] well-reasoned, fairly fascinating, and illuminating study which soundly and convincingly applies Freudian and particularly post-Freudian insights into the self, to Rilke's life and work, in a way which enlightens us considerably as to the relationship between life and work in original ways. Kleinbard takes off where Hugo Simenauer's monumental psycho- biography of Rilke (1953) left off. . . . He succeeds in giving us a psychic portrait of the poet which is more illuminating and which . . . does greater justice to its subject than any of his predecessors.. . . . Any reader with strong interest in Rilke would certainly welcome the availability of this study." —Walter H. Sokel,Commonwealth Professor of German and English Literatures,University of Virginia. For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we are just able to bear, and we wonder at it so because it calmly disdainsto destroy us." —Rilke Beginning with Rilke's 1910 novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, The Beginning of Terror examines the ways in which the poet mastered the illness that is so frightening and crippling in Malte and made the illness a resource for his art. Kleinbard goes on to explore Rilke's poetry, letters, and non-fiction prose, his childhood and marriage, and the relationship between illness and genius in the poet and his work, a subject to which Rilke returned time and again. This psychoanalytic study also defines the complex connections between Malte's and Rilke's fantasies of mental and physical fragmentation, and the poet's response to Rodin's disintegrative and re-integrative sculpture during the writing of The Notebooks and New Poems. One point of departure is the poet's sense of the origins of his illness in his childhood and, particularly, in his mother's blind, narcissistic self- absorption and his father's emotional constriction and mental limitations. Kleinbard examines the poet's struggle to purge himself of his deeply felt identification with his mother, even as he fulfilled her hopes that he become a major poet. The book also contains chapters on Rilke's relationships with Lou Andreas Salom and Aguste Rodin, who served as parental surrogates for Rilke. A psychological portrait of the early twentieth-century German poet, The Beginning of Terror explores Rilke's poetry, letters, non-fiction prose, his childhood and marriage. David Kleinbard focuses on the relationship between illness and genius in the poet and his work, a subject to which Rilke returned time and again.

A Companion to the Works of Rainer Maria Rilke

Author: Erika A. Metzger,Michael M. Metzger

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571133021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 311

View: 6816

Illuminates the major aspects of the works of Germany's greatest 20th-century poet.

A Russian Psyche

The Poetic Mind of Marina Tsvetaeva

Author: Alyssa W. Dinega

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299173333

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 8340

Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva’s powerful poetic voice and her tragic life have often prompted literary commentators to treat her as either a martyr or a monster. Born in Russia in 1892, she emigrated to Europe in 1922, returned to the Soviet Union at the height of the Stalinist Terror, and committed suicide in 1941. Alyssa Dinega focuses on the poetry, rediscovering Tsvetaeva as a serious thinker with a coherent artistic and philosophical vision.

Contemporary Authors

New Revision Series: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures Televis

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787646080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

View: 7586

pIn response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, IContemporary Authors New Revision /I Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original IContemporary Authors /I entries. pFor your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Poetry Criticism

Author: Robyn V. Young

Publisher: Gale


Category: Poetry

Page: 456

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Entries provide an introductory biographical sketch, an author portrait, a primary bibliography, annotated full text and excerpted criticism of the poets' works and sources for additional reading. When available, comments from the poets themselves are inc

Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature, Modern

Page: N.A

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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.

Thomas Mann

a life

Author: Donald A. Prater

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 554

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An in-depth portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning German novelist examines the life and times of Thomas Mann, including his early years in Lu+a5beck, exile in America, turbulent relationship with his brother Heinrich, homosexuality, and literary works. UP.

Letters on Life

New Prose Translations

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke,Ulrich Baer

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780812969023

Category: Self-Help

Page: 215

View: 3891

An illuminating translation of writings by the Czech-born poet presents a selection of observations and reflections on the topics of illness and death, dreams and religion, language and art, love and happiness, work and ambition, childhood and old age, in a study of what makes up a meaningful life. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Transcending angels

Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino elegies

Author: Kathleen L. Komar

Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr


Category: History

Page: 286

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Letters to Merline (1919-1922)

Author: Rilke, Rainer Maria,Merline

Publisher: New York : Paragon House


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 155

View: 7319

Gathers letters between the German poet and his lover in which he talks about the conflict of life and art, and the superiority of divine love over personal love

Forms of Disruption

Abstraction in Modern German Prose

Author: Neil H. Donahue

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 7243


Cassandra's Daughter

A History of Psychoanalysis in Europe and America

Author: Joseph Schwartz

Publisher: Penguin Uk


Category: Psychology

Page: 338

View: 8386

This work presents a complete history of psychoanalysis from its origins in 19th-century medical science to the end of the 20th century. The origins of psychoanalysis as well as the more immediate influences on Freud are explored, as is the way the discipline he founded has developed and changed. The influence of psychoanalysis spreads far beyond psychotherapy and Joe Schwartz shows the way it has effected literature, criticism and feminism and medicine.

The Miracle of Analogy

or The History of Photography

Author: Kaja Silverman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804794006

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 1735

The Miracle of Analogy is the first of a two-volume reconceptualization of photography. It argues that photography originates in what is seen, rather than in the human eye or the camera lens, and that it is the world's primary way of revealing itself to us. Neither an index, representation, nor copy, as conventional studies would have it, the photographic image is an analogy. This principle obtains at every level of its being: a photograph analogizes its referent, the negative from which it is generated, every other print that is struck from that negative, and all of its digital "offspring." Photography is also unstoppably developmental, both at the level of the individual image and of medium. The photograph moves through time, in search of other "kin," some of which may be visual, but others of which may be literary, architectural, philosophical, or literary. Finally, photography develops with us, and in response to us. It assumes historically legible forms, but when we divest them of their saving power, as we always seem to do, it goes elsewhere. The present volume focuses on the nineteenth century and some of its contemporary progeny. It begins with the camera obscura, which morphed into chemical photography and lives on in digital form, and ends with Walter Benjamin. Key figures discussed along the way include Nicéphore Niépce, Louis Daguerre, William Fox-Talbot, Jeff Wall, and Joan Fontcuberta.

Cézanne's Other

The Portraits of Hortense

Author: Susan Sidlauskas

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 302

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"Susan Sidlauskas assesses a massive body of contextual information, coordinating it with her original observations. She has mastered both the general and the specific about Cézanne. Through her sustained attention to the artist's portraits of his wife, she expands our sense of his practice as well as his emotional life. Perhaps most importantly, she gives us insights into new ways of perceiving and depicting, ways nevertheless consistent with Cézanne's world. Her passages of description are remarkable, sometimes breathtaking: Everyone interested in painting should read them."--Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art, The University of Texas at Austin "Susan Sidlauskas's Cézanne's Other is a brilliant and original study of the artist's series of representations of his wife, Hortense Fiquet. Rejecting clichéd arguments about 'depersonalization,' Sidlauskas affirms human idiosyncrasy and uniqueness through the potency of pictorial invention. Sidlauskas's study, both incisive and wide-ranging, makes us re-think such terms as 'resemblance,' 'recognition,' 'mimesis', and 'subjecthood' andthe entire notion of the portrait itself in relation to Cézanne's endless variations on the theme of Mme. Cézanne. This is an important addition both to Cézanne studies and the investigation of portraiture in general."--Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art at the New York University Institute of Fine Arts

No Medium

Author: Craig Douglas Dworkin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262018705

Category: Art

Page: 219

View: 9009

Examines works of art, literature and music that have blankness as their main center point.