Saturday, December 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)

An Austrian poet and novelist, probably best known for his two poem series Duino Elegies (1922) and Sonnets to Orpheus (1922) (of which I particularly like the 21st), as well as his novel The Notebook of Malte Laurids Brigge (1910). My favorite of his works, though, is his early collection, Stories of God (1900), especially the story "How Old Timofei Died Singing."

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