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 (rĭl′kə), Rainer Maria 1875-1926.
German poet whose verse, often marked by a mystic lyricism and precise imagery, profoundly influenced 20th-century German literature. His collections include The Book of Hours (1905) and The Duino Elegies (1923).
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(Biography) Rainer Maria (ˈrainər maˈriːa). 1875–1926, Austro-German poet, born in Prague. Author of intense visionary lyrics, notably in the Duino Elegies (1922) and Sonnets to Orpheus (1923)
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(ˈrɪl kə)

Rainer Maria, 1875–1926, Austrian poet, born in Prague.
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Noun1.Rilke - German poet (born in Austria) whose imagery and mystic lyricism influenced 20th-century German literature (1875-1926)
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Like Koppel, I will pursue a Gadamerian reading of a specific literary work, one of Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus (2, XXVII), understanding it to suggest that recognizing ourselves as childlike in relation to the divine is the beginning of a solution to the problem of humanity's apparent insignificance and transience.
When I go toward you, it is with my whole life." In Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, poet Rainer Maria Rilke affirms the truth that Jesus lived, died, and rose to fulfill: Our journey with God is not a matter of intellectual understanding, but of living.
John Kennedy and Rilke Emil both appeared to slip as they tussled for the ball but referee Tom Hennig Ovrebo awarded Teplice a free-kick and booked the Celtic youngster.
I'm able to see the two boys, Finn and Rilke, on Skype video on a regular basis, and whilst that is great, you simply can't beat face to face.
Maurice Betz and Rainer Maria Rilke; RILKE IN PARIS; Pushkin Press (Nonfiction: History) 15.95 ISBN: 9781782274742
At other points, the narrative slows as we watch human and canine coming to understand one another (with a little help from Rilke and Knausgaard) in moments those who have thoughtfully lived with dogs understand but Nunez's narrator eventually expresses so well by applying Rilke's definition of love: "What are we, Apollo and I, if not two solitudes that protect and border and greet each other?" Though previously owned, the book was in perfect condition.
And ever-shrinking the outer diminishes", writes poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke, inspiring Haritini Kyriakou's next artistic work.
Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet has been a classic since it was first published, but the eight letters the German poet wrote in the last years of his life, between 1920 and 1926 --to the teenage Balthus--have never been translated into English before.
The bronze figure sat on the desk of the Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal for two decades and was sold with the help of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who played a central role in Rodin's popularisation in the German-speaking world.