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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)1966/02/13
ImprintNew York : W.W.Norton & Company. 1963
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.'
Quotation SourceThe 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
Letter toVictor Hammer
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