Rainer Maria Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke, 1900.jpg
Rilke in 1900, aged 24
BornRené Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke
4 December 1875(1875-12-04)
Prague, Bohemie, Austrick-Hungary
Dee'd29 December 1926(1926-12-29) (aged 51)
Montreux, Vaud, Swisserland
ThriftPoet, novelist
Leeterar muivementModrenism


René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926)—better kent as Rainer Maria Rilke (German: [ˈʁaɪnɐ maˈʁiːa ˈʁɪlkə])—wis a Bohemie-Austrick poet an novelist, "widely recognised as ane o the maist lyrically intense German-leid poets",[1] writin in baith verse an heichly lyrical prose. Several creetics hae descrived Rilke's wark as inherently "mystical".[2][3] His writins include ane novelle, several collections o poetry, an several volumes o correspondence in which he invokes hauntin images that focus on the difficulty o communion wi the ineffable in an age o disbelief, solitude, an profoond anxiety. Thir deeply exeestential themes tend tae poseetion him as a transeetional figur atween the tradeetional an the modrenist writers.

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  1. Biography: Rainer Maria Rilke 1875–1926 on the Poetry Foundation website. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  2. See Müller, Hans Rudolf. Rainer Maria Rilke als Mystiker: Bekenntnis und Lebensdeutung in Rilkes Dichtungen (Berlin: Furche 1935). See also Stanley, Patricia H. "Rilke's Duino Elegies: An Alternative Approach to the Study of Mysticism" in Heep, Hartmut (editor). Unreading Rilke: Unorthodox Approaches to a Cultural Myth (New York: Peter Lang 2000).
  3. Freedman, Ralph. Life of a Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke (Chicago: Northwestern University Press, 1998), p. 515.