Rilke and Andreas-Salomé: A Love Story in Letters by Rainer Maria Rilke, Lou Andreas-Salomé

By Rainer Maria Rilke, Lou Andreas-Salomé

He may turn into the most very important poets of the 20 th century; she a muse of Europe's fin-de-siècle thinkers and artists. during this choice of letters, a finalist for the PEN united states translation award, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salomé, a author and highbrow fourteen years his senior, pen a courting that spans thirty years and transferring limitations: as enthusiasts, as mentor and protégé, and as deep own and literary allies.

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