Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926

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Birth 1875-12-04
Death 1926-12-29
German, English, French

Biographical notes:

Rilke wrote to Werfel in 1913 after reading Werfel's first 2 books of poems, Der Weltfreund and Wir sind. They met for the first time in the same year. Ruth Siebe-Rilke was the daughter of Rilke and Clara Westhoff; here she signs her name Ruth Fritzsche-Rilke. She was at that time the administrator of the Rilke family archive, located in Fischerhude, near Bremen, Germany. (More recently the archive has been located in Gernsbach.)

From the description of Correspondence with Franz Werfel and Adolf Klarmann, 1913-1964. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155865051

Rainier Maria Rilke was a German author, best remembered for his fine body of verse. Rilke's poetry often reflects his personal spiritual and philosophical quest for cohesion and sense. He remains one of the most widely translated modern poets, which speaks as much to the depth and diverse interpretations of his work as to the high quality.

From the description of Rainer Maria Rilke ephemera, 1945-1975. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52434125

Rilke, German poet and author, was born in Prague.

From the description of Papers, 1895-1953. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122581279

From the description of Letters to Anton and Rosa Schobloch, 1907-1911. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80954791

From the guide to the Letters to Anton and Rosa Schobloch, 1907-1911., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)


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