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In the Company of Rilke : Why a 20th-century visionary poet speaks so eloquently to 21st-century readers yearning for inwardness, beauty and spiri - Stephanie Dowrick

In the Company of Rilke

Why a 20th-century visionary poet speaks so eloquently to 21st-century readers yearning for inwardness, beauty and spiri

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Published: 16th December 2012
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Stephanie Dowrick invites us into the transcendent and piercingly beautiful world of the much-loved early 20th-century European poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, and reveals how through his poetry we can connect with our inner life. 'In the Company of Rilke' is a rare book a about a rare poet. Rainer Maria Rilke was a giant of 20th-century writing who is increasingly a visionary voice for our own time, captivating readers not only with his brilliance but also his fearlessness about the 'deepest things'. Speaking through his own contradictions and ambivalences, he gives readers a profound understanding of the complex beauty of human existence. Here, questions matter more than answers. Here, a poet can speak directly to God while also doubting God. Astonishingly, this is the first major study of Rilke from a spiritual perspective yet the greatest of Rilke' s gifts was to show how inevitably life centres upon a profound myster - to which we can freely open ourselves. Drawing on her own deep understanding of the gifts of reading, as well as her personal spiritual seeking, Stephanie Dowrick offers an intimate understanding of this most exceptional poet and his transcendent, piercingly beautiful work.

ISBN: 9781741769319
ISBN-10: 1741769310
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 16th December 2012
Edition Number: 1