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Muzot and Valmont 1921–1926

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

Rilke took up residence at the Château de Muzot in 1921. He began to write a sequence of poems, which he called ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’. In three days he completed a cycle of 23, in a free handling of ... More


Wit without Money in Donne and Nashe

David Landreth

in The Face of Mammon: The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773299
eISBN:
9780199932665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773299.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The final chapter construes the material relation between people and their coins in terms of waste—the impulse to squander, to define one's self through what's left behind when the money is gone. ... More


English Elegies

Douglas Kerr

in Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The possibility for a book of Owen's poetry to be published during the last winter and spring of his life caused Owen to achieve a different perspective regarding his work. Owen, with the help of ... More


Duino and Spain 1911–1913

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

In 1911, Rilke stayed at Princess Marie's castle in Duino, where he worked on a cycle of poems called Elegies. He then travelled to Spain, where he wrote the poems ‘Assumption of the Virgin’, ‘The ... More


A World at War 1913–1919

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

Rilke stayed in Munich during the First World War. At one moment he thought of joining Rolland's Red Cross work in Geneva, for the chance of serving the universal rather than the merely patriotic ... More


Prelude in Switzerland 1919–1921

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

Rilke was persuaded to give lectures in Zurich and there followed a triumphal tour through the cities of German Switzerland: St. Gallen first, then Lucerne, Basle, Berne, and finally in Winterthur. ... More


Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus: Philosophical and Critical Perspectives

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge and Luke Fischer (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190685416
eISBN:
9780190685454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685416.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Rilke’s “Sonnets to Orpheus”: Philosophical and Critical Perspectives sheds new light on the philosophical significance of Rilke’s late masterpiece The Sonnets to Orpheus (1923), which Rilke wrote ... More


Writing out of the Blue

Michael Jackson

in The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

During the winter of 1911–1912, Rilke was a guest in the castle of the Princess Marie von Thurn und Taxis Hohenlohe in Duino. Rilke's hostess was as fascinated by telepathic and spiritualistphenomena ... More


“Nothing like the Sun”: Transcending Time and Change in Donne’s Love Lyrics and Shakespeare’s Plays

Catherine Gimelli Martin

in Shakespeare and Donne: Generic Hybrids and the Cultural Imaginary

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251254
eISBN:
9780823252848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251254.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Against the views of Jonathan Dollimore, this chapter argues that the Western tradition of Romantic love revolves around not one but two central poles: love experienced as endless, unattainable ... More


Rome and Kyoto: Capitals, Genres, Gender

Wiebke Denecke

in Classical World Literatures: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Comparisons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199971848
eISBN:
9780199346134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971848.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The symbolic center of the Japanese and Roman state was the capital. Its topography and history were constant points of reference, as its residences and salons provided prime spaces for literary ... More


Introduction

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge and Luke Fischer

in Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus: Philosophical and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190685416
eISBN:
9780190685454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685416.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This coauthored introduction to the volume Rilke’s “Sonnets to Orpheus”: Philosophical and Critical Perspectives discusses the philosophical character and reception of Rilke’s poetry and both the ... More


Beyond Existentialism: The Orphic Unity of Life and Death

Luke Fischer

in Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus: Philosophical and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190685416
eISBN:
9780190685454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685416.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay illustrates the limitations of predominant existentialist readings of death, mortality, and authenticity in Rilke and the presence of spiritual and esoteric dimensions that also need to be ... More


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