Rainer Maria Rilke was a giant of twentieth-century writing who remains a rare visionary voice for our own time. This audio edition of Dr. Stephanie Dowrick's acclaimed book allows you literally to "hear" how and why Rilke's extraordinary words continue to captivate readers, not least through his profound understanding of the depth and beauty of human existence.
Drawing on her deep understanding and appreciation of Rilke's writing, as well as her own personal spiritual and literary journey, Stephanie Dowrick offers an intimate, highly accessible appreciation of this astonishing writer, his fascinating life, and his transcendent work.
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"Stephanie Dowrick’s gift is a capacity for sharing with readers her lifetime’s pleasure in poetry and the company of one of the greatest of poets." (David Malouf, novelist and poet)
"This book is lovely: serious, informed, honest, warm, delightful...Stephanie Dowrick has accomplished something wonderful, bringing us into the company of the most human of men and into the presence of his astonishingly beautiful poetry." (Dr. John Armstrong, philosopher and writer)
This book, which is delicately and nobly written, radiates with beauty, elegance and with all due love and tenderness that should be there when writing about a poet like Rilke.
The author has a wonderful command of the poet's work and a great voice. You are swept away by both. I have a much better sense of Rilke after this.
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