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Rainer Maria Rilke



Rainer Maria Rilke (born René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke, 1875–1923) was a Bohemian Austrian poet and novelist. His style was often described as lyrical or mystical and focused on connecting to the divine and inexpressible. New Age theologians have drawn heavily from his work, which has helped make him one of the bestselling poets in the United States.

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Letters to a Young Poet

At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on writing, love, sex, suffering, and the nature of advice itself.

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The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology

Robert Bly, James Hillman, and Michael Meade challenge the assumptions of our poetry-deprived society in this powerful collection of more than 400 deeply moving poems from renowned artists including Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Theodore Roethke, Rainer Maria Rilke, Marianne...

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The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures

Robert Bly's ground-breaking anthology of spiritual poems, the result of over a decade of personal research, celebrates the ongoing role of the divine in literature.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageI would like to beg you, dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.

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Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke (English and German Edition)

The reputation of Rainer Maria Rilke has grown steadily since his death in 1926; today he is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the twentieth century.

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News of the Universe: Poems of Twofold Consciousness

In News of the Universe, Robert Bly has assembled a uniquely cross-cultural anthology of poems that, taken together, illuminate his vision of human history over the past several centuries.

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The Middle of Things: Advice for Young Writers

Despite every advancement, language remains the defining nexus of our humanity; it is where our knowledge and hope lie. It is the precondition of human tenderness, mightier than the sword but also infinitely more subtle and ultimately more urgent.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageSex is difficult; yes. But those tasks that have been entrusted to us are difficult; almost everything serious is difficult; and everything is serious.

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Challenge of the Heart: Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Changing Times

This powerful collection of essays by such notables as D. H. Lawrence, Robert Bly, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and Rainer Maria Rilke focuses on the challenges of love between men and women, addressing the questions and difficulties arising for people in relationships today.

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Dial Up the Magic of This Moment: Philosopher Joanna Macy on How Rilke Can Help Us Befriend Our Mortality and Be More Alive

Philosopher Joanna Macy on how Rilke can help us befriend our mortality and be more alive: “Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love.”

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