In my first encounter with Rilke
's sonnet, I actually did very little--and yet from Gadamer's point of view, this may be the first "necessary condition" of true interaction with a poem.
was the next man booked on the hour for a foul on Stilian Petrov as O'Neill glared anxiously from the technical area.
With mum and dad both busy with numerous chores and Finn off to a birthday party, it was up to me to take Rilke
, aged four, to his first football practice.
Paris proved to be complicated for Rilke
. Over the next two decades, he would flee the city in distress only to return as if he were powerless to stay away.
Corbett presents readers with a comprehensive examination of the friendship between poet Rainer Maria Rilke
and sculptor August Rodin in turn of the twentieth century Paris.
The thing is, in the intervening years, I had made all the mistakes Rilke
ardently warns the young poet against: endlessly seeking external advice, abandoning ship when something got really difficult, losing faith.
In 2015 researchers and readers of Rilke
are celebrating his 140 anniversary.
In the following I examine the way two exemplary modernist works pose the question of living ethically in a world where the human body is displaced, "entstellt," disfigured, and partially obscured, in need of the observer/participant's reconstruction: first Rainer Maria Rilke
's broken torso of a classical Apollo, then Virginia Woolf's broken portrait of a statuesque young man, after the original is lost in the Great War.
In a 1903 letter, German language poet Rainer Maria Rilke
advised a young poet to "Live the questions now.