Originally published in English in 1951, this biography of one of Germany’s foremost mystical poets dis-proves many of the myths surrounding Rainer Maria Rilke and examines his life and work from social, historical and psychological perspectives, while all the time referencing Rilke’s works to his complex personality. The legacy of his work on younger generations is also examined. All German prose quotations have been translated into English for this edition, existing translations used for the German poetry.
1. Time 2. Youth (1875-1895) 3. Growth (1895-1898) 4. Vocation (1898-1902) 5. The Great Conflict (1902-1908) 6. Crisis and Self-Communion (1908-1914) 7. The Long Road (1914-1922) 8. Fulfilment (1922) 9. The Last Years (1922-1926).
Originally published between 1938 and 1996, the volumes in this set provide a survey of German poetry, prose and fiction from the Middle Ages to the late 20th Century. In many cases no prior knowledge of German is necessary, as translations into English are provided. Many of the books focus particularly on German writers and literature from an international perspective.