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Ensign Rilke - a book by Rilke, Rainer Maria

Ensign Rilke

The Lay of the Love and Death of Ensign Christopher Rilke

Ensign Rilke( )
Author: Rilke, Rainer Maria
Translator: Bruce Lockhart, Jamie
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $7.50
Book Description:

A new translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's haunting tale of the strange adventures and untimely demise of his ancestor Christoph Rilke on a military expedition in mysterious central Europe

Book Details
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.09 Inches
Book Weight:0.22 Pounds
Author Biography
Rilke, Rainer Maria (Author)
More than any other modern German writer, Rainer Maria Rilke seems to match our romantic idea of what a poet should be, though, as with many writers, separating artistry from affectation is often difficult.

Restless, sensitive, reverent, yet egotistical, Rilke often seems to hover in his poems like a sort of ethereal being. He was born in 1875 to a wealthy family in Prague. After a few years devoted to the study of art and literature, he spent most of his adult life wandering among the European capitals and devoting himself single-mindedly to poetry. His early poems reflect his interest in the visual and plastic arts, as he tries to lose himself in contemplation of objects such as an antique torso of Apollo.His later books of poetry, such as Duino Elegies (1923) and Sonnets to Orpheus (1923), on the contrary, focus intently on internal realms. The poetry of Rilke is noted, above all, for metaphysical and psychological nuances.


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