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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)

Rainer Maria Rilke was born in Prague on the 4th of December 1878 as the son of a military man working with railroads. After he visited a military Upper School he tried to avoid the army and did the preparations for the final exams and the final exams in private. He went to university to study literature and art. Rilke left Germany for a journey ... See full bio »

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 2015 A Dionysia (poem "The Duino Elegies")
 2014 There Is No Place That Does Not See You (Short) (original story)
 2010 A sírásó (short story)
 2009 Autumn of Youth (Short) (poem "Autumn" - as Rilke)
 2007 Must I Write? (TV Movie documentary) (poem)
 2007 The City (Documentary) (poem)
 2005 Greater Circulation (Video)
 2003 Poem: I Set My Foot Upon the Air and It Carried Me (poem "Siehe ich wusste es sind...")
 2001 Poetry in Motion (Video short)
 1995 Roses... Thorns... & Dreams (Short) (poem)
 1991 Requiem for a Friend (Short) (book)
 1982 Ana
 1967 Gammelion (novel "Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge")
 1955 The Cornet (book "Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke")

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A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude. See more »


One daughter by Clara: Ruth Rilke, born December 12 1901.

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