Rainer Maria Rilke
|Rainer Maria Rilke|
Rilke in 1900, aged 24
|Born||René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke
4 December 1875
Prague, Bohemie, Austrick-Hungary
|Dee'd||29 December 1926
Montreux, Vaud, Swisserland
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", writin in baith verse an heichly lyrical prose. Several creetics hae descrived Rilke's wark as inherently "mystical". 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.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Biography: Rainer Maria Rilke 1875–1926 on the Poetry Foundation website. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- 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).
- Freedman, Ralph. Life of a Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke (Chicago: Northwestern University Press, 1998), p. 515.