Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke,John J. L. Mood

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393310981

Category: Poetry

Page: 117

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An anthology of Rilke's strongest poetry and prose for both aficionados and new readers. Here is a mini-anthology of poetry and prose for both aficionados and those readers discovering Rainer Maria Rilke for the first time. John J. L. Mood has assembled a collection of Rilke's strongest work, presenting commentary along with the selections. Mood links into an essay passages from letters that show Rilke's profound understanding of men and women and his ardent spirituality, rooted in the senses. Combining passion and sensitivity, the poems on love presented here are often not only sensual but sexual as well. Others pursue perennial themes in his work—death and life, growth and transformation. The book concludes with Rilke's reflections on wisdom and openness to experience, on grasping what is most difficult and turning what is most alien into that which we can most trust.
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Rilke on Death and Other Oddities

Author: John Mood

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462840736

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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Opening with a brief account of the life and work of the early 20th Century German-language poet Rainer Maria Rilke, the book then has its first major set piece, a lengthy and provocative selection from his prose writings on death, for him the most important topic of all. This is followed by a light-hearted account of Rilkes surprising popularity in the U. S. of A., even extending to Hollywood. A short chapter on Rilkes obsession with the scientific accuracy of his poetry and another on his poetic humor, prepare the reader for the second major set piece of the book --- a revealing look at his masterwork on death, the 860-line poem Duinese Elegies. The book closes with appendices on Rilke and god, translating Rilke, and a listing of the nearly 30 English translations of Duinese Elegies.
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Rilke and Andreas-Salomé: A Love Story in Letters

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke,Lou Andreas-Salomé

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393350428

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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"Immensely readable...a significant piece of scholarship."—Fred Volkmer, New York Sun He would become one of the most important poets of the twentieth century; she a muse of Europe's fin-de-siecle thinkers and artists. In this collection of letters, a finalist for the PEN USA translation award, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salomé, a writer and intellectual fourteen years his senior, pen a relationship that spans thirty years and shifting boundaries: as lovers, as mentor and protégé, and as deep personal and literary allies.
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Letters to a Young Poet

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393350460

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 96

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Rilke's timeless letters about poetry, sensitive observation, and the complicated workings of the human heart. Born in 1875, the great German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke published his first collection of poems in 1898 and went on to become renowned for his delicate depiction of the workings of the human heart. Drawn by some sympathetic note in his poems, young people often wrote to Rilke with their problems and hopes. From 1903 to 1908 Rilke wrote a series of remarkable responses to a young, would-be poet on poetry and on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world. Those letters, still a fresh source of inspiration and insight, are accompanied here by a chronicle of Rilke's life that shows what he was experiencing in his own relationship to life and work when he wrote them.
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The Sibling Bond

Fifteenth Anniversary Edition

Author: Stephen P. Bank,Michael D. Kahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 363

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Psychologists Stephen Bank and Michael Kahn update their pathbreaking book for its fifteenth anniversary. This edition offers a new Introduction and a comprehensive summary of the up-to-date literature on this perennially fascinating subject. Numerous case studies provide a profound understanding of the complex and enduring sibling relationship.
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Challenge of the Heart

Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Changing Times

Author: John Welwood

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 283

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Essays discuss the nature of love, male-female relationships, marriage, human sexuality, and the spiritual aspects of love
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Mapping The Terrain Of The Heart

The Six Capacities That Guide The Journey Of Love

Author: Stephen Goldbart,David Wallin

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 285

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If you have read other books about love that have fallen short, read this book. Mapping the Terrain of the Heart is an eloquent guide through love's diverse landscapes that provides a whole new way to think about love relationships. Both descriptive and prescriptive, it is a book for anyone looking to experience a committed relationship full of passion and tenderness. In the labyrinth of love, every one of us has our own inner map. Psychologists Goldbart and Wallin lead us along the metaphorical superhighways on the map of love by charting six easily grasped skills - the six capacities of love - that are each necessary to a long-term, stable love relationship: the capacities for erotic involvement, for merging, for idealization, for integration, for "refinding," and for self-transcendence. The authors demonstrate in a very practical, hands-on way how individuals and couples can use these capacities to work on breaking down their usual defenses and grow toward a deeper understanding and connection. In defending ourselves against disappointment in love, we frequently - and often unknowingly - throw up obstacles, create roadblocks, and take detours around these six capacities. We think such detours will take us where we want to go in a relationship, but too often they do not. Goldbart and Wallin's sophisticated but accessible approach - using case studies and practical pointers throughout - is based on solid psychoanalytic theory while creating a completely new model for love relationships that also makes intuitive sense. Mapping the Terrain of the Heart offers a comprehensive psychology of love that maps out the paths to a successful relationship and shows how both individuals and couples can progress toward that ever-elusive goal of lasting and passionate love.
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