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Charlie Louth

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198813231

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198813231.001.0001

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Reading Rilke

(p.572) Epilogue

Charlie Louth

Oxford University Press

This living hand…


An unspoken and intermittent preoccupation of this book has been with the presence of the hand in Rilke’s poems. There are Lou Andreas-Salomé’s hands in Dir zur Feier, into which the Stunden-Buch is later laid (i. 250); and the protective-disconcerting hands of the later poems ‘Laß dir…’ and ‘Die Hand’, or the girls’ ordering hands in the ...

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