You Alone Are Real to Me: Remembering Rainer Maria Rilke

Lou Andreas-Salomé Angela von der Lippe


You Alone Are Real to Me: Remembering Rainer Maria Rilke

You Alone Are Real to Me: Remembering Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Title: You Alone Are Real to Me: Remembering Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Author: Lou Andreas-Salomé Angela von der Lippe
  • ISBN: 9781929918324
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Hardcover



Never before available in English, You Alone Are Real to Me documents the relationship between Andreas Salom and Rainer Maria Rilke that spanned almost 30 years Andreas Salom gives an intimate account of Rilke s poetic development from the early romantic poems to the sculpted new poems and the final breakthrough of the Elegies From their romantic beginnings to the lateNever before available in English, You Alone Are Real to Me documents the relationship between Andreas Salom and Rainer Maria Rilke that spanned almost 30 years Andreas Salom gives an intimate account of Rilke s poetic development from the early romantic poems to the sculpted new poems and the final breakthrough of the Elegies From their romantic beginnings to the later twists and turns of their separate lives, Rilke appealed to Andreas Salom during times of crisis in his writing as well as in the intimate matters of his life Andreas Salom captures both the summit and the abyss of Rilke s creative struggle The memoir offers a stunning portrait of Rilke, as we in the English speaking world have never really seen him Richly illustrated with photos, this book is an indispensable work on the author of The Duino Elegies, as well as a rich resource for the growing interest in Andreas Salom Angela von der Lippe is a senior editor at W.W Norton and holds a doctorate in German Literature and Language from Brown University.


Recent Comments "You Alone Are Real to Me: Remembering Rainer Maria Rilke"

Lou Andreas-Salome's memoir of Rilke:"Now I understand that this passion for pain, even in the torture of martyrdom, represents the haste and impatience to no longer be interrupted and disturbed by the evil that can come from this side (meaning this life)." (94)"Art is the dark wish of all things. They want to be the images of our secrets, concealed and revealed at once:--Depth, unknon connections, not even fathomed by the artist. They have become so similar." (95)We often spoke about this. At [...]

ATTENTION ALL YOUNG POETS: "Rilke underestimated what good came to him through his social contacts. Even if they were only diversions, they served the important function of directing his energies outward, instead of damming them up within himself." (Lou Andreas-Salomé, p 74)

An overwrought intro, an life-shaping essay from Lou herself, and a gentle, windy outro. Lou's writing is direct and metaphorical all at the same time. I found myself wanting to take notes; sometimes my vocabulary escapes me when it comes to writers such as this, but it was clear and articulated a stunning, vital rendition of Rilke, the man and his art. No idea that his body disturbed himself greatly, and reading this shed some light on his interactions with Rodin. I read the book Rilke wrote ab [...]

A biography full with love, respect and close observations.

The introduction might have been more interesting than the actual text though all of it together does help to fill out my understanding of Rilke as a poet and a man, and really does a good job of pointing out certain themes from his work.

piece of shit.

Read the introduction by Angela von der Lippe but could not get into the right mindset to read the text. May return at some point.


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