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Ril·ke(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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Rainer Maria, 1875–1926, Austrian poet, born in Prague.
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