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Author QuotedRainer Maria Rilke
Title QuotedSonnets to Orpheus / translated by J.B.L. Leishman
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/02/13
QuotationAs to Rilke - I know what you mean. He is a fine poet but I have grave reservations about him too. As prophet there is really something missing. One may however like the Duino Elegies in spite of these reservations. My reservations have been more seriously on the Orpheus Sonnets, and ther 'Theogeny.'
JournalThe Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer: Ad majorem Dei Gloriam.; Edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield and Paul Evans Holbrook Jr. / [S.l.] : The University Press of Kentucky. 2014, p. 226
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