Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) was a Czech poet who wrote in German. When he was a teen he planned to scape with the lover he had then. He studied Literature and Philosophy at the university. In his twenties he met Lou Andreas-Salomé, who became an important confident of the poet and they had a very close relation. At Rodin’s studio, Paris, he met his wife Clara, and after four years of marriage they broke up. They had a daughter in common, raised by her grandparents. Despite his marriage (they did not divorce), he had several lovers.
He wrote some of the most important poems in German, such as the ones collected in the Duineser Elegien, Die Sonette an Orpheus and Das Stunden-Buch. He also wrote prose (Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge), pieces for theater (less important). He is very known for his collected letters, especially Letters to a Young Poet, a postmortem publication. He also wrote in French. 
The first work of Rilke I read touched me a lot. He has changed my life and I’ve become interested in literature. But… hey, who wouldn’t like to be seduced by a great poet?

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) was a Czech poet who wrote in German. When he was a teen he planned to scape with the lover he had then. He studied Literature and Philosophy at the university. In his twenties he met Lou Andreas-Salomé, who became an important confident of the poet and they had a very close relation. At Rodin’s studio, Paris, he met his wife Clara, and after four years of marriage they broke up. They had a daughter in common, raised by her grandparents. Despite his marriage (they did not divorce), he had several lovers.

He wrote some of the most important poems in German, such as the ones collected in the Duineser Elegien, Die Sonette an Orpheus and Das Stunden-Buch. He also wrote prose (Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge), pieces for theater (less important). He is very known for his collected letters, especially Letters to a Young Poet, a postmortem publication. He also wrote in French. 

The first work of Rilke I read touched me a lot. He has changed my life and I’ve become interested in literature. But… hey, who wouldn’t like to be seduced by a great poet?

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    This is one of my gods.
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    he met his wife named Clara????? She really does get around