Who is Rainer Maria Rilke?

  • (noun): German poet (born in Austria) whose imagery and mystic lyricism influenced 20-th century German literature (1875-1926).
    Synonyms: Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke ( ; 4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926), better known as Rainer Maria Rilke, was a Bohemian-Austrian poet. He is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language. His haunting images focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety: themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.

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Rainer Maria Rilke Foundation
... The Rainer Maria Rilke Foundation (in French Fondation Rainer Maria Rilke) was established in 1986 in Sierre, Switzerland, on the patronage of the municipality ... Its goal is to promote the knowledge of Rainer Maria Rilke's works, through a museum, exhibitions, lectures, conferences, publications and a festival ...
Stephen Mitchell (translator) - Books - Translations and Adaptations
... The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke, Modern Library, 1995, 0-67-960161-9 A Book of Psalms Selected and Adapted from the Hebrew, Harper ... Press, 1996, ISBN 0-520-20538-3 The Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke, Simon Schuster, 1985, ISBN 0-671-55708-4 The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke by Rainer ...
Symphony No. 8 (Penderecki) - Text
... Ende des Herbstes (Stanza 1) Rainer Maria Rilke Ende des Herbstes (Stanza 2) Rainer Maria Rilke Ende des Herbstes (Stanza 3) Rainer Maria Rilke Herbsttag Rainer Maria Rilke ...
Edward Snow - Bibliography - Translations
... Rainer Maria Rilke (2004) ... Rainer Maria Rilke (2000) ... Rainer Maria Rilke (1996) ...
Rainer Maria Rilke - Works By Rilke - Translations - Other Collections
... Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christophe Rilke, trans ... (Graywolf Press, 1985) ISBN 0-915308-77-0 The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christophe Rilke, trans ... with a preface by Ralph Freedman, 2008) Rainer Maria Rilke's The Book of Hours A New Translation with Commentary, trans ...

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    Just as the creative artist is not allowed to choose, neither is he permitted to turn his back on anything: a single refusal, and he is cast out of the state of grace and becomes sinful all the way through.
    Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)

    The great renewal of the world will perhaps consist in this, that man and maid, freed of all false feelings and reluctances, will seek each other not as opposites, but as brother and sister, as neighbors, and will come together as human beings.
    Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)

    Physical pleasure is a sensual experience no different from pure seeing or the pure sensation with which a fine fruit fills the tongue; it is a great unending experience, which is given us, a knowing of the world, the fullness and the glory of all knowing. And not our acceptance of it is bad; the bad thing is that most people misuse and squander this experience and apply it as a stimulant at the tired spots of their lives and as distraction instead of a rallying toward exalted moments.
    —Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)

    Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movements of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connexion with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle.
    —Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)