Duino Elegies: by Rainer Maria Rilke

Duino Elegies:

Rainer Maria Rilke with David Young (Translator)

202 pages first pub 1923 (editions)

nonfiction classics poetry challenging emotional reflective slow-paced


We have a marvelous, almost legendary, image of the circumstances in which the composition of this great poem began. Rilke was staying at a castle (Duino) on the sea near Trieste. One morning he walked out on the battlements and climbed down to wh...

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reflective 82%
challenging 56%
emotional 52%
inspiring 34%
dark 26%
sad 21%
relaxing 13%
adventurous 4%
hopeful 4%
lighthearted 4%
mysterious 4%


slow 47%
medium 35%
fast 17%

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