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 ...
Edward Snow - Bibliography - Translations
... Rainer Maria Rilke (2004) ... Rainer Maria Rilke (2000) ... Rainer Maria Rilke (1996) ...
Stephen Mitchell (translator) - Books - Translations and Adaptations
... Collins, 1996, ISBN 0-06-092856-5 Ahead of All Parting 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. 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 ...
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 ...
Rainer Maria Rilke - Works By Rilke - Translations - Other Collections
... Stephen Mitchell (New York, 1983) The 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 ... enlarged edition 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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    Surely all art is the result of one’s having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.
    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)

    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)

    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)

    God rest you merry, gentlemen,
    Let nothing you dismay,
    For Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
    Was born upon this day,
    To save us all from Satan’s power
    When we were gone astray.
    O tidings of comfort and joy!
    For Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
    Was born on Christmas Day.
    —Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826–1887)