Rainer Maria Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke AKA René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke

Bohemia / Czech Republic / Germany 1875 – 1926

Comments: very dark, mystical Goth poet; spooky Spiritual; S&M; if you are wearing black right now and have not read him, it is a MUST! Then go for Arthur Rimbaud; then don't miss Charles Baudelaire;

Teachers: Sufi mystic Rumi , Khalil Gibran; Lou Andreas-Salomé, and lover; she was a student of Sigmund Freud; Auguste Rodin; Paul Cézanne; Sigbjørn Obstfelder; Jens Peter Jacobsen; Friedrich Nietzsche; Richard Wagner; Homer; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Percy Bysshe Shelley ; Charles Baudelaire; Arthur Rimbaud; Omar Khayyam; Auguste Rodin, sculptor;

Students; every Goth who ever lived; Robert Bly; Susan Haskins; Thomas Pynchon; Ludwig Wittgenstein; W.H. Auden ; E. M. Butler aka Elizabeth M. Butler, author of The Myth of the Magus;

Friends: Leo Tolstoy; Paula Modersohn-Becker, painter; Mirjam Tapper; Princess Marie of Thurn und Taxis; Lou Albert-Lasard, lover?, was Nietzsche's lover; Hertha Koenig; Werner Reinhart, patron; Alma Moodie; Benito Mussolini; Nimet Eloui;

Organizations; artists' colony at Worpswede;

Author: Duino Elegies (Duineser Elegien); Sonnets to Orpheus (Die Sonette an Orpheus); The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge) semi-autobiographical; Letters to a Young Poet, ten letters ; New Poems; Poems: The Other Part ;

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainer_Maria_Rilke ; http://worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n79-42183; Listen, mostly German, but one English piece for the ears here - http://librivox.org/author/62