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Rilke

[ril-kuh]
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noun
  1. Rai·ner Ma·ri·a [rahy-nuhr mah-ree-ah] /ˈraɪ nər mɑˈri ɑ/, 1875–1926, Austrian poet, born in Prague.
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  • Rodin has pronounced Rilke's essay the supreme interpretation of his work.

    Auguste Rodin

    Rainer Maria Rilke

  • This first phase in Rilke's work may be defined as the phase of reposeful nature.

    Poems

    Rainer Maria Rilke

  • The ascent toward the acme of Rilke's art after the year 1900 is as rapid as it is precipitous.

    Poems

    Rainer Maria Rilke

  • In this phase of Rilke's development, the principle of renunciation constitutes a certain negative element in his philosophy.

    Poems

    Rainer Maria Rilke

  • The realization of this truth expressed in the medium of poetry is the significance of Rilke's Book of Hours.

    Poems

    Rainer Maria Rilke


British Dictionary definitions for rilke

Rilke

noun
  1. Rainer Maria (ˈrainər maˈriːa). 1875–1926, Austro-German poet, born in Prague. Author of intense visionary lyrics, notably in the Duino Elegies (1922) and Sonnets to Orpheus (1923)
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