Composed in 1899 when Rilke was only twenty-three, the interconnected tales of Stories of God were inspired by a trip to Russia the young poet had made the year previously. It is said that the vastness of the Russian landscape and the profound spirituality he perceived in the simple people he met led him to an experience of finding God in all things, and to the conviction that God seeks to be known by us as passionately as we might seek to know God.
All the great themes of Rilke's later powerful and complex poetry can be found in the Stories of God , yet their charming, folktale-like quality has made them among the most accessible of Rilke's works, beloved by all ages.
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Rainer Maria Rilke felt that the world and all its joys most truly belonged to the young, and in 'Stories of God' he captured for them the magic, charm and wisdom of fairy and folk tales.About the Author:
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) is widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. His works include Duino Elegies, The Sonnets to Orpheus, and Letters to a Young Poet.
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Book Description Norton, 1963, 1963. Unknown Binding. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2749047498
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Book Description Norton, 1963, 1963. Book Condition: Good. . Bookseller Inventory # G10A-00253
Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, 1963, 1963. First thus edition. Light shelf wear to the wraps. Mild spine creases. Very light yellowing to the rear of the wraps. The internal pages are clean and the binding is sound. A solid copy. Bookseller Inventory # s1303
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Book Description Norton, 1963, 1963. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Water damage to front corner, first few pages. Bookseller Inventory # 023652
Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1963. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Second Printing Used. Bookseller Inventory # 0787215
Book Description Rolf Harris Productions Pty, Limited, Woolwich, NSW, Australia, 1963. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 6th printing. Bookseller Inventory # 014108
Book Description W W Norton & Co Ltd, New York U. S. A., 1963. Softcover. Book Condition: As New. Marfree, acidfree Fine 1stEd thus; minor bump to a fore corner no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours. ; 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches; 139 pages; \n Text: English Original Language: German Inside Flap Copy Composed in 1899 when Rilke was only twenty-three, the interconnected tales of Stories of God were inspired by a trip to Russia the young poet had made the year previously. It is said that the vastness of the Russian landscape and the profound spirituality he perceived in the simple people he met led him to an experience of finding God in all things, and to the conviction that God seeks to be known by us as passionately as we might seek to know God. All the great themes of Rilke? S later powerful and complex poetry can be found in the Stories of God, yet their charming, folktale-like quality has made them among the most accessible of Rilke? S works, beloved by all ages. \nForcefully honest insight into young Rilke's mind. , Oct 13, 2002 \nBy Julius Kusuma (Houston, TX USA) -\nWhile this is certainly an interesting reading to fans of Rilke's poems and word plays, the nature in which this book was written made it more than a little rough for those used to Rilke's usual effortless passages. Personally, I love the lightness of being in Rilke's passages, being uttered in the most sensitive, but almost carefree fashion, while maintaining depth and thoughtfulness. \nIn this book, we witness a much younger Rilke at his most spontaneous: the short parts chronicle his conversations with the people whom he lived with at the time. The different parts tell different stories that he seemed to have improvised at the time. It's very charming to see Rilke's deft and quick observations in inspiration, and how he turns these inspirations into parables and short stories in real time. But the instantaneous creation of these parables robs thoughtfulness off of them, and a particular charm compared to Rilke's more thoroughly thought out writings. \n\n"Letters to a young poet" drew its strength from Rilke's warmth and careful construction, comparable to "The notebooks of Laurids Brigge". This writing maintains the former but not the latter, and it's a pity that he never polished the writings at a later stage in life. The liner notes do mention the manuscripts of this writing having been lost at some point: a pity considering the promising strength of the material here, and the proof of what Rilke could have accomplished given more time to contemplate (for example, the hauntingly intense "Duino elegies" took many decades to write, with Rilke revisiting it again and again over time) . It appears that one should view this as a sketchbook; an unfinished work of Rilke. Bookseller Inventory # 20864
Book Description Norton, 1963. Book Condition: Very Good. 0393001547. Bookseller Inventory # FV-0256609