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Malevolent Intimacies: Rilke and Skeptical Vulnerability

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge

in Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456954
eISBN:
9781501701061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456954.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on how Rainer Maria Rilke addresses the problems of finitude. He believed that the problems of finitude is connected to problems of how to write poetry; thus, he repeatedly ... More


A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Donald Prater

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

This is a biography of Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926), perhaps the greatest lyric poet of this century. Rilke was born in Prague, but his nomadic existence led him through Germany, Russia, Spain, ... More


Figuring Finitude: Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge

in Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456954
eISBN:
9781501701061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456954.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Rainer Maria Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus, which centers on the human inhabitation of finitude. The work showed Rilke's struggles to acknowledge and inhabit finitude as he ... More


The Epitome of the Epiphany: Stephen and Malte, Joyce and Rilke

Robert K. Weninger

in The German Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041667
eISBN:
9780813043678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041667.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focalizes the coincidental circumstance that Rainer Maria Rilke and James Joyce were living in Paris at the same time in 1902/03. Rilke later uses his Paris experiences as a model for ... More


Little Bird in My Praying Hands:: Rainer Maria Rilke and God’s Animal Body

Beatrice Marovich

in Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263196
eISBN:
9780823266531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263196.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Beatrice Marovich's essay brings Jacques Derrida's animal philosophy into dialogue with Rainer Maria Rilke's animal theology as crafted in his Stories of God and Book of Hours. For Rilke, animals ... More


Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456954
eISBN:
9781501701061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456954.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores the power of lyric poetry to stir the social and emotional lives of human beings in the face of the ineffable nature of our mortality. It focuses on two German-speaking masters of ... More


‘Wanderer, Incomer, Borderer/Liar, Mother of Everything I See’: Jo Shapcott's Engagement with Landscape, Art and Poetry

Deryn Rees-Jones

in Poetry & Geography: Space & Place in Post-war Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318641
eISBN:
9781846318061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318641.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay illustrates how Jo Shapcott draws upon a series of poetic precursors – including Rainer Maria Rilke, Elizabeth Bishop and Ralph Waldo Emerson – to offer a feminist intervention into the ... More


Intransitive Love in Rainer Maria Rilke's The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

Leonardo F. Lisi

in Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245321
eISBN:
9780823252541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245321.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 8 concludes this book with an examination of Rilke's notoriously problematic novel The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. The chapter begins by analyzing the function of a binary structure in ... More


“Becoming Animal, Becoming Other”: Modernism, Millennial Jurisprudence, and the Limits of Materialist Subjectivity

Kathryn Van Wert

in Affective Materialities: Reorienting the Body in Modernist Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056289
eISBN:
9780813058078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056289.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Kathryn Van Wert’s chapter entertains modernism’s experiments with depersonalization, looking to Rainer Maria Rilke and J. M. Coetzee in conversation with political theorist Jean Comaroff to address ... More


Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce

Leonardo Lisi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245321
eISBN:
9780823252541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that two ways of understanding the aesthetic organization of literary works have been inherited from the late 18th century and dominate discussions of European modernism today: the ... More


A Second Gestural Revolution and Gesturing Hands in Rainer Maria Rilke, Auguste Rodin, Mary Wigman, and Tilly Losch

Lucia Ruprecht

in Gestural Imaginaries: Dance and Cultural Theory in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190659370
eISBN:
9780190659417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659370.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter has two aims: to trace in more detail gestural dance’s ability to realize what Susan Leigh Foster calls “physicality as a discourse”; and to show how modernist dance reflects upon this ... More


Allegories of Reading: Figural Language in Rousseau, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Proust

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this article, Paul de Man discusses his plan to complete a book entitled Allegories of Reading. The book offers a reading of four important authors — Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Maria Rilke, ... More


Romantic Things: A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud

Mary Jacobus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226390666
eISBN:
9780226390680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390680.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Our thoughts are shaped as much by what things make of us as by what we make of them. Lyric poetry is especially concerned with things and their relationship to thought, sense, and understanding. ... More


Introduction: On Orientation

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge

in Lyric Orientations: Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456954
eISBN:
9781501701061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456954.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter argues that lyric poetry can create lyric orientations—the commitments and relations to the world that emerge aesthetically and tentatively out of language. For instance, ... More


Index, Diagram, Graphic Trace

Margaret Iversen

in Photography, Trace, and Trauma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226370026
eISBN:
9780226370330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226370330.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Photography

The index and the diagram are, on the face of it, incompatible types of sign. While the index has a close, causal or tactile, connection with the object it signifies, the diagram is a sign that ... More


In Stuttgart and Berlin

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nabokov pursued his musical education, first in Stuttgart with Joseph Haas, in 1920–21, then in Berlin with Paul Juon and Ferruccio Busoni. In Berlin, he became close to his uncle Vladimir, ... More


History and Things in the Twentieth Century

Peter N. Miller

in History and Its Objects: Antiquarianism and Material Culture since 1500

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801453700
eISBN:
9781501708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453700.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter details notable instances of artistic and intellectual engagements with material culture during the twentieth century, including poetic ruminations on the metaphysical nature of objects ... More


Prague Palimpsest: Writing, Memory, and the City

Alfred Thomas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226795409
eISBN:
9780226795416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226795416.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

A city of immense literary mystique, Prague has inspired writers across the centuries with its beauty, cosmopolitanism, and tragic history. Envisioning the ancient city in central Europe as a ... More


Gracious Reception: A Christian Case for Hearing Vocation Differently

David S. Cunningham

in Hearing Vocation Differently: Meaning, Purpose, and Identity in the Multi-Faith Academy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190888671
eISBN:
9780190888701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888671.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter offers an alternative account of the Christian understanding of vocation, suggesting that vocational discernment is best understood not primarily as obedience to God’s call, but rather ... More


Making Space for Animal Dwelling: Worlding with Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson

Ron Broglio

in Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672967
eISBN:
9781452947334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672967.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter explores animal worlds and provides a central conversation about a theory of animal surfaces. It analyzes Rainer Maria Rilke’s notion in Eighth Duino Elegy, where he says that the animal ... More


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