Review Short: Luke Fischer's The Poet as Phenomenologist: Rilke and the New Poems

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Abstract

Rilke’s poetry is known for its brilliance and individuality and, to an extent, for its variability. His early work is largely of a neo-Romantic and religious temper, suffused with generalisations and subjective gestures that frequently strain after significance. Nevertheless, he produced some important early poetry, most notably in his three-volume Book of Hours. In these works, ways of seeing, perceiving and understanding the world are already critical questions for him. However, had these poems been all he left to posterity, he would not now be a household name
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalCordite Poetry Review
Volume52
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

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