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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

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

    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


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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