Rilke's Venice

Rilke's Venice

by Birgit Haustedt


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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) criss-crossed Europe; he visited Russia and sailed on the Nile. And over and over again, he went to Venice: St Mark's Square and the Lido, the Doge's Palace and the Grand Canal were his intimate friends. He visited the city ten times; the first was a weekend in March 1897, the last, 13 July 1920. Venise, as he called her amorously, enthralled and provoked him: 'For a long time I have been unable even to glance casually at a magazine or book without reading the word Venice; wherever I look, it appears before my eyes at the last moment.'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905791408
Publisher: Haus Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Series: Red Books Series
Pages: 124
Sales rank: 1,171,723
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Birgit Haustedt taught German Literature at the University of Salerno, Italy, and now works as a freelance writer in Hamburg, Germany. She is the author of several books on Italy and Germany. Stephen Brown is a playwright, dramaturg and translator. He previously worked as a critic, journalist, book editor and publishing consultant. He was Publisher of the London-based political magazine Prospect.

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