- Rai·ner Ma·ri·a [rahy-nuh r mah-ree-ah] /ˈraɪ nər mɑˈri ɑ/, 1875–1926, Austrian poet, born in Prague.
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The same advice that Rodin gave to Rilke: il faut travailler—toujours travailler.How I Write: John Banville on ‘Ancient Light,’ Nabokov, and Dublin
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The lines suffer from translation; Rilke is notoriously difficult to render into English.
Poets, from Virgil and Ovid to Mallarme and Rilke, have written his story.
Rilke accused her of forming him like a clay pot before dropping and breaking him.The Best of Brit Lit
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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.
The ascent toward the acme of Rilke's art after the year 1900 is as rapid as it is precipitous.
The realization of this truth expressed in the medium of poetry is the significance of Rilke's Book of Hours.
In this phase of Rilke's development, the principle of renunciation constitutes a certain negative element in his philosophy.
- 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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