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.
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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.
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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.
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Rilke in the Making, Volume 1: A Poet's Fall from Grace (1897-1905)

The Early Development as Prototype of the Later

Author: John O'Meara

Publisher: HcP Ottawa

ISBN: 0992097126

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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In part through critical biography, in part through a close reading of The Book of Hours as well as many poems from his Diaries, this volume challenges new ideas about what went into the making of Rilke in the early period of his association with Lou Salomé. The Diaries Rilke wrote between 1898 and 1900 are examined in great depth to show that behind the grand story of his poetic emergence lies the fundamental reality of his repression by Lou and what this would sow by way of a sublimated achievement as sublimely poignant as it is finally tragic.
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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

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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.
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British Book News

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

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Transcending angels

Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino elegies

Author: Kathleen L. Komar

Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 286

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A Remarkable Cultural Encounter

The Reception of German Romanticism, Rilke, and Modernism in Feng Zhi's Poetry

Author: Kuan Zhang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 446

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Forms of Disruption

Abstraction in Modern German Prose

Author: Neil H. Donahue

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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Cassandra's Daughter

A History of Psychoanalysis in Europe and America

Author: Joseph Schwartz

Publisher: Penguin Uk

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

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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.
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Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

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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.
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Cézanne's Other

The Portraits of Hortense

Author: Susan Sidlauskas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 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
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Quadrant

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Buch des Gedenkens

Author: Lou Andreas-Salomé

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 386199027X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 72

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Lou Andreas-Salomé: Rainer Maria Rilke. Buch des Gedenkens Erstdruck: Insel-Verlag, Leipzig 1928. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2019. Der Text dieser Ausgabe wurde behutsam an die neue deutsche Rechtschreibung angepasst. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Leonid Ossipowitsch Pasternak, Rilke in Moskau, 1928. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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Zeichen am Weg

das spirituelle Tagebuch des UN-Generalsekretärs

Author: Dag Hammarskjöld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426777671

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Page: 222

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