Diaries of a Young Poet. First Printing in dustjacket

By: RILKE, Rainer Maria SNOW, Edward WINKLER, Michael

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RILKE, Rainer Maria. Diaries of a Young Poet. Translated and annotated by Edward Snow and Michael Winkler. New York / London : W. W. Norton & Company,(1997). First Printing. Pp (4),[v]-xxi,(4),4-306. Index. 8vo, grey cloth s pine, purple cloth boards, copper lettering to spine. "In April 1898 RainerMaria Rilke, not yet 23, began a diary of his Florence visit. it was to re cord, in the form of an imaginary dialogue with his mentor and then-lover, Lou Andreas-Salome, his firsthand experiences of early Renaissance art. Thedescriptive project quickly expanded to include not only thoughts on life, history, and artistic genius, but also unguarded moments of revulsion, sel f-doubt, and manic expectation. The result is an intimate glimpse into the young Rilke, full of Nietzschean fervor and dreamy Botticellian fantasy, anxiously enamored of a woman fifteen years his senior, already experimentingbrilliantly with language and metaphor. Rilke completed his Florence diary in early July. Two others followed." (from the dj). Contents : The Florenc e Diary: 15 April 1898 - 6 July 1898 (Florence, Viareggio, Zoppot); The Schmargendorf Diary: 11 July 1898 - 26 September 1900 (Zoppot, Oliva, Berlin, Schmargendorf, [St. Petersburg, Moscow], Worpswede); The Worpswede Diary: 27 September 1900 - 22 December 1900 (Worpswede, [Hamburg], Schmargendorf). Index of Works by Rilke in the Diaries by Title and First Line. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

Title: Diaries of a Young Poet. First Printing in dustjacket

Author Name: RILKE, Rainer Maria SNOW, Edward WINKLER, Michael

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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, New York / London, 1997, ISBN:0393045536:

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