The Rilke Alphabet
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Fordham University Press, 2014.
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Ulrich Baer., & Ulrich Baer|AUTHOR. (2014). The Rilke Alphabet . Fordham University Press.

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Ulrich Baer and Ulrich Baer|AUTHOR. 2014. The Rilke Alphabet. Fordham University Press.

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Ulrich Baer and Ulrich Baer|AUTHOR. The Rilke Alphabet Fordham University Press, 2014.

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Ulrich Baer, and Ulrich Baer|AUTHOR. The Rilke Alphabet Fordham University Press, 2014.

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The Rilke Alphabet shows how the poet's work can be a guide to life even in our contemporary world. Whether it is a love letter to frogs, a troubling-though brief-infatuation with Mussolini, a sustained reflection on the Buddha, or the impassioned assertion that freedom must be lived in order to be known, Rilke's thoroughly original writings pull us deeply into life.
 
Baer's decades-long experience as a scholar, translator, and editor of Rilke's writings allows him to reveal unique aspects of Rilke's work. The Rilke Alphabet will surprise and delight Rilke fans, and deepen every reader's sense of the power of poetry to penetrate the mysteries of our world.
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