Letters to Merline (1919-1922)

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Paragon House Publishers, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 155 pages
Gathers letters between the German poet and his lover in which he talks about the conflict of life and art, and the superiority of divine love over personal love

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About the author (1989)

Rainer Maria Rilke was born in Prague, Bohemia, in December 1875, In 1897 he had an affair with Louise Andreas (neA(c) von Salome), who was to remain a friend and influence on him throughout his life. In 1901, he married the sculptor Clara Westhoff and later that year their daughter Ruth was born, though the family lived in poverty. Rilke later went to Paris to meet the sculptor Rodin, a meeting which greatly influenced his own writings. He died in December 1926 at Valmont of leukaemia.

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