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Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1910-1926

Rainer, Rilke Maria & Jane Bannard Greene & M. D. Herter Norton

Published by W. W. Norton & Company, 1969
ISBN 10: 0393004775 / ISBN 13: 9780393004779
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Title: Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1910-1926

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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8 X 5 X 1.30 inches; 478 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 109424

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This volume of Rilke's letters covers the years from the completion of The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge to Rilke's death in December 1926, nearly five years after he had written the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus, his last major works.

There are important letters here to Muzot, Lou Andreas-Salome, to Princess Marie of Thurn and Taxis Hohenlohe, and many others. The most significant of the Wartime Letters: 1914-1921 are also included. An Introduction briefly traces the development of Rilke's work during these years; the Notes provide the necessary framework of biographical details and point up significant references to the poetry.

About the Author: Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is considered one of the greatest poets who ever wrote in the German language. His most famous works are Sonnets to Orpheus, The Duino Elegies, Letters to a Young Poet, and The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. His collected work is comprised of hundreds of other poems, essays, plays, and stories.

M. D. Herter Norton is a publisher and translator. Together with her husband William Warder Norton, she founded the publishing company W. W. Norton & Company. Her work as translator includes the translation of works by Rainer Marie Rilke.

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