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Author QuotedRainer Maria Rilke
Title QuotedDuino Elegies / translated into English by James Blair Leishman and Stephen Spender
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/01/13
ImprintNew York : W.W.Norton & Company. 1963
QuotationNishida throws much light on Rilke. He makes clear and explicit what Rilke was reaching for in the Duino Elegies: the pure event. This must become a dimension in my own life - it is what the present transcends.
JournalLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 6
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