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Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke was raised in Prague by German-speaking parents. He was the author of several books of poetry and a collection of letters published after his death in 1926, titled Letters to a Young Poet.

— From August 2016
The Dog-Eared Page

excerpted from
Letters To A Young Poet

A work of art is good if it has sprung from necessity. In this nature of its origin lies the judgment of it: there is no other.

December 2010
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