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Dear Friend: Rainer Maria Rilke and Paula Modersohn-Becker

Dear Friend: Rainer Maria Rilke and Paula Modersohn-Becker


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By Eric Torgersen

In 1908, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote "Requiem for a Friend" in memory of Paula Moderson-Becker, the German painter who had profoundly affected him and who had died a year earlier. Although one of the great modern painters, Modersohn-Becker is remembered primarily as she is portrayed in Rilke's poem. Dear Friend looks at the relationship of two great artists whose often-strained friendship was extraordinarily productive for both.

Paperback
276 pages
Northwestern University Press, 2000
6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
ISBN 9780810118195

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