nonfiction classics poetry challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

208 pages | first published 1923


We have a marvelous, almost legendary image of the circumstances in which the composition of this great poem began. Rainer Maria Rilke was staying at Duino Castle, on a rocky headland of the Adriatic Sea near Trieste. One morning he walked out ont...
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mysterious 16%
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