19 05 2009

RilkeFrom wikipedia (in reference to the last entry):

Rainer Maria Rilke (also Rainer Maria von Rilke) (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926) is considered one of the German language’s greatest 20th century poets. His haunting images focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety — themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.




2 responses

31 05 2009

Ironically, I’ve been reading a lot of Rilke.

31 05 2009
Robert Rounthwaite

At least you haven’t been reading him ironically!

Yes, you should stick with someone who doesn’t focus on anxiety and alienation — Africa seems alienating enough! Do you have any recommendation, though? I just found the poem (Blank Joy) on the internet.

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