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Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke
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Dec 04, 2011

really liked it
Read in January, 2012

This is absolutely gorgeous! Plumbing life to all its depths. Recognizing our solitariness, yet standing in wonderment at the physical world which is so often overlooked. Extolling the "here and now" as heaven on earth almost a century before Eckhard Tolle.

Not all elegies resonated equally with me, but some phrases were so moving and affirming and thought-provoking that it was a joy to read. Definitely one to re-read again with equal attention.

I loved the joy of the 7th!
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Ruslan If you liked the Duino Elegies you will probably enjoy this book about how they were written. This is recorded by the friend of Rilke, a noble Princess who lived in the Duino Castle, where Rilke visited her and where he received the inspiration to write the Elegies.

The Poet and The Princess: Memories of Rainer Maria Rilke

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