Rilke's Russia

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1466-1
Publication Date
January 1997
Page Count
195 pages
Trim Size
6 1/8 x 9 1/4

Rilke's Russia

A Cultural Encounter
Anna A. Tavis

Anna A. Tavis explores the important of Russia in shaping Rilke's aesthetics. Rilke's two trips to Russia at the turn of the century, made in the company of Lou Andreas-Salome, led to connections with Leo Tolstoy, Boris Pasternak, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Maxim Gorky. Tavis uses letters, poems, and fiction to trace Rilke's actual and symbolic encounters with Russian culture and its prose master between 1898 and 1926.

About the Author
"Anna Tavis's essay makes fascinating reading as it uncovers and explores the great influence that Russia and her culture played in Rainer Maria Rilke's writing." --Small Press Magazine