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A Ringing GlassThe Life of Rainer Maria Rilke$
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Donald Prater

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198158912

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.001.0001

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Muzot and Valmont 1921–1926

Muzot and Valmont 1921–1926

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(p.337) VIII Muzot and Valmont 1921–1926
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A Ringing Glass
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Donald Prater

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0008

Rilke took up residence at the Château de Muzot in 1921. He began to write a sequence of poems, which he called ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’. In three days he completed a cycle of 23, in a free handling of the classic sonnet form. Rilke then began working on the Elegies again. In February, he started a continuation of the ‘Antistrophes’ to constitute the Fifth Elegy. After the completion of the Tenth Elegy, the Elegies was later called the Duino Elegies. On 23 February Rilke also completed the manuscript of the second part of his ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’, in its final form of 29 poems. He became gravely ill in 1926 and died on the morning of 29 December in Valmont.

Keywords:   Château de Muzot, Sonnets to Orpheus, sonnet, Elegies, Antistrophes, Duino Elegies, Valmont

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