Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
'There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.'This dreamlike meditation on being young and alone in Paris is a feverish work of nerves, angst and sublime beauty from one of the twentieth century's greatest poets.A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.
Set as much in Paris as the writer's own memories, Rilke's career as a poet is evident in this book's lyrical quality. The character's philosphical musings are interspersed with scenes of everyday life. A very intriguing book.
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Rainer Maria Rilke was born in 1875 in Prague. He studied literature, art history and philosophy in both Munich and Prague, and is often considered one of the German language's greatest 20th century poets. His two most famous verse sequences are the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies; his two most famous prose works are the Letters to a Young Poet and the semi-autobiographical The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.