Rilkes Widmungsgedichte für Hedwig Bernhard

Hutchinson, Ben (2012) Rilkes Widmungsgedichte für Hedwig Bernhard. Blätter der Rilke-Gesellschaft, 31 . ISSN 1010-3597. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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In the summer of 1913, Rilke spent two weeks in the Black Forest resort of Bad Rippoldsau, where he had an intense, fleeting encounter with a young actress named Hedwig Bernhard. This article undertakes a close reading of the two poems written during this period, placing them within both the narrow, biographical context and the broader, poetological context of Rilke’s creative crisis. In particular, the marked increase in dialogic intensity over the two poems – indicated by the transition from ‘Sie’ to ‘du’ – suggests a rare moment of renunciation of Orphic narcissism in favour of a genuine emotional vulnerability.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > German
Depositing User: Fiona Godfrey
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 10:44
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 10:47
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