22.8 x 15.2 cm
Imprint: Camden House
Young Rilke and His Time
George C. Schoolfield is Emeritus Professor of German and Scandinavian Literature at Yale.
List of Abbreviations
Vally, Hidigeigei, and Others
Larenopfer: A Commentary
Three Diaries, 1898-1900
Lou Andreas-Salomé's Russian Diary, 1900
Rilke's Diary from Westerwede and Paris, 1902
Rilke as Reviewer of German-Language Literature
Rilke as Reviewer of Scandinavian Literature
"Der alte Invalid"
"An den Grafen von Platen"
"Die Liese wird heute just sechzehn Jahr"
"Aus einem Bauernsommer" and "Vom Tode"
"In der Certosa"
"Die Heiligen Drei Könige"
"Aus dem hohen Jubelklanggedränge" and "Im Musiksaal"
"Karl der Zwölfte von Schweden reitet in der Ukraine"
"The first service Young Rilke and His Time provides is that it develops a new interest on that phase of Rilke's work and life that lies before Rilke's acquaintance with Rodin in Paris . . . . A further service is that it embeds the young Rilke and a variety of his texts in an impressively broad culture-historical panorama . . . . Overall, [Schoolfield] offers multifaceted information about an important segment of Rilke's life and work in the fin de siècle." GERMAN QUARTERLY
"An absorbing book, a work of exemplary scholarship, cleverly arranged, well written, and readable." AUSTRIAN HISTORY YEARBOOK
"Schoolfield's forte, here as elsewhere, is his ability to provide background information in encyclopaedic detail to explain references to people, texts, places and events.. By combining paraphrase with explanatory contextual information, Schoolfield's commentaries provide a detailed account of Rilke's life, experiences and reading in these years." JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN STUDIES
"Schoolfield does an excellent job of chronicling Rilke's quirky relationships and extensive travels, notably with Lou Andreas-Salomé in Italy and Russia. [T]his is a treasure trove of scholarship, well written, and full of compelling details." CHOICE
"Schoolfield's monograph is dedicated, in meticulously exact detail, to the approximately twelve years between Rilke's matriculation in Prague in 1892 and his visit to Scandinavia in 1904. . . . [It] contributes to the cultural transfer of Rilke to the English-speaking world . . . as an extensive reference work on a phase [of Rilke's] work and life that has been . . . underrepresented in the scholarship." ARBITRIUM
£75.00 / $95.00
£19.99 / $24.99
2.28 x 1.52 cm
Imprint: Camden House