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Landscape and Landscape Imagery in R.M. Rilke

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Edited by John Sandford. Published 1980. ISBN: 9780854570966.



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Rilke's extraordinary sensitivity to the many and varied landscapes that he experienced can throw much light on the notions of accommodating self and non-self, and part and whole that he repeatedly wrestles with in his poetry. By exmaining the landscape experiences recorded in Rilke's letters and the landscape imagery of his poetry, John Sandford shows how the opaque existential and metaphysical concerns of a notoriously 'difficult' poet are exemplified in a more tangible and less elusive form in the relation of the individual to the landscapes about him.