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Due storie praghesi

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"Lo scopo di questo libro" ha scritto Rilke, "era di avvicinare in qualche modo la propria infanzia, perché ogni arte ha nostalgia di quel remoto giardino, della ricchezza di quei profumi e di quelle oscurità volendo dare la parola al suo fruscio. Il pretesto era costituito da due piccole storie. Lo scenario è Praga, questa città piena di strade buie e di cortili misterios ...more
Paperback, Tascabili e/o, 153 pages
Published February 1993 by Edizioni e/o (first published 1899)
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Vittorio Ducoli
Dec 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
La patria di un poeta senza patria

Pubblicando queste Due storie praghesi nel 1899 Rilke scrive: Questo libro non è altro che passato… Oggi non l'avrei scritto così, vale a dire che non l'avrei scritto affatto..
Quello del 1899 è già un Rilke senza patria, che vive ormai da due anni a Monaco di Baviera, ha dimenticato la tenera Vally della sua giovinezza praghese per gettarsi tra le braccia senza dubbio più energiche di Lou-Andreas Salomé, si accinge a partire per il lungo viaggio in Russia.
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Scot
Jun 28, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These two translated stories, written near the end of the nineteenth century, are a bit cumbersome to work through, but one gets the sense that they had a more effective flow and sense of continuity in the original German. Both stories deal with the rise of Czech nationalism in that period, and problems growing between the German speaking and Czech speaking populations of Bohemia and their disparate perceptions of "national" identity. Although a German speaking resident of Prague, Rilke's sympat ...more
Ellen Lambrichts
Dit is een jeugdwerk van Rilke, dat de sfeer in het Praag van 1900 uitstekend vat. Amper een halve eeuw geleden had Tsjechië zich losgemaakt uit het Oostenrijks-Boheemse Rijk, en de stille vijandschap tussen de Tsjechen, die ook wel 'Bohemers' werden genoemd, en de inwonende Duitsers, is niet alleen nog duidelijk te voelen; de Tsjechische rebellie groeit onderhuids zienderogen aan en stevent af op een explosie.
Met deze politieke onrust als achtergrond schildert Rilke zijn personages, en doet da
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Tait
I am generally a big fan of Rilke's work, and after reading these early stories of the brilliant poet I was not surprised to learn that he had wanted them forgotten, or left unconnected to his mature oeuvre, though it is always interesting to see the places where great artists develop. These two longish short stories concern the lives of Czech students and artists living amongst the German occupation of Prague, which immediately sets this book apart, for it concerns political and even revolution ...more
Spotsalots
These 1890s novellas by the poet Rilke are, as the translator notes, most interesting for their view of Prague Czech-German relations during a period of aggressive Czechification. From a literary perspective, they show a young writer learning his craft under the strong influence of fin-de-siècle Prague literature (Meyrink, Leppin, Karásek, etc.). While I'm interested in that literature, it can be pretty heavy on the lugubrious, Gothic, morbid-psychology side of things, and typical of some of the ...more
Markus
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Prague 1899 -
Rilke n'a que 24 ans quand il écrit ces deux petites histoires, et pourtant ce sont déjà des chefs-d’œuvre. Il les considère comme des souvenirs de jeunesse, "Ce livre est sur le passé. Pays natal et enfance - tout deux disparu depuis longtemps - en sont le décor.
Les personnages : l’inquiétant étudiant Retzek ombrageux nationaliste; le "roi" Bohusch l'infirme méprisé, espérant d'impossibles amours et secret mégalomane; Louisa, la vierge perpétuellement inquiète et victime de visions
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Emily
Dec 28, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not particularly knowledgeable about Rilke, so I enjoyed these stories on their merits, especially "Two Siblings." The descriptions are wonderful, and the ending kind of reminded me of The Metamorphosis. Makes me inclined to read more of his poetry.
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Rainer Maria Rilke is considered one of the German language's greatest 20th century poets.

His haunting images tend to focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety — themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.

He wrote in both verse and a highly lyrical prose. His two mos
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