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Rilke and Andreas-Salomé: A Love Story in Letters

Rilke and Andreas-Salomé: A Love Story in Letters

By Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou-Andreas Salomé
Translated and Edited by Edward Snow and Michael Winkler

"Immensely readable...a significant piece of scholarship."—Fred Volkmer, New York Sun

He would become one of the most important poets of the twentieth century; she a muse of Europe's fin-de-siecle thinkers and artists. In this collection of letters, a finalist for the PEN USA translation award, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salomé, a writer and intellectual fourteen years his senior, pen a relationship that spans thirty years and shifting boundaries: as lovers, as mentor and protege, and as deep personal and literary allies. 

448 pages
W.W. Norton & Co., 2008
5.5 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches
ISBN 9780393331905
Letters, Correspondence

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