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Dear Friend: Rainer Maria Rilke and Paula Modersohn-Becker

4.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In 1908, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote "Requiem for a Friend" in memory of Paula Modersohn-Becker, the German painter who had profoundly affected him and who had died a year earlier. Although a great modern painter, Modersohn-Becker is remembered primarily as she is portrayed in Rilke's poem. Dear Friend looks at the relationship of two great artists whose often-strained friend ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Northwestern University Press (first published May 27th 1998)
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Jamie Jamison
Jul 24, 2008 Jamie Jamison rated it it was amazing
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Excellent book about the intertwined and interesting lives of the German modernist painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Otto Modersohn (her husband, also an artist), Clara Rilke-Westhoff (another artist) and Rainer Rilke (poet). A good read.
Jul 19, 2013 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Drawing upon a wealth of primary resources - including letters to and from Paula, Rilke, Clara Westhoff, and Otto Modersohn, as well as the artwork created by Paula, Otto, and Clara, and Rilke's poetry - Torgersen weaves a cohesive account of how these four artists met, interacted, and influenced each other. The book is organized largely chronologically, including biographical information about Rilke and Paula's lives before they met at the German artists' colony of Worpswede.

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