Auguste Rodin

Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
Original Publish Date: Aug 09, 2012
Product Number: EB00797677
Released: Dec 04, 2019
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ISBN: #9780486146294
Publisher: Dover Publications
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"Rilke's observations are wonderfully astute. For readers interested in either [sculpture or poetry], this volume is a treat." — The Christian Science Monitor During the early 1900s, the great German poet lived and worked in Paris with Auguste Rodin. In a work as revealing of its author as it is of his famous subject, Rainer Maria Rilke examines Rodin's life and work, and explains the often elusive connection between the creative forces that drive timeless literature and great art. Rilke served for several years as Rodin's secretary — living in the sculptor's workshops, watching the shaping of his creations, and discussing his views and ideas. Written in 1903 and 1907, these essays about the master's work and development as an artist mark Rilke's entry into the world of letters. Rodin himself paid the poet the ultimate tribute, declaring these meditations the supreme interpretation of his work. This excellent translation, complemented by 33 illustrations, will fascinate students of literature, philosophy, and art history.

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Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
Product Number EB00177838
Released: Jan 14, 2014
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Publisher: Archipelago
ISBN: #9781935744238