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Author Kleinbard, David, 1934-

Title The beginning of terror : a psychological study of Rainer Maria Rilke's life and work / David Kleinbard.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, 1993.

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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 275 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Literature and psychoanalysis ; 1
Literature and psychoanalysis ; 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-266) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Foreword / Jeffrey Berman -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Learning to see integration and disintegration in The Notebooks of Make Laurids Brigge and Other Writings Illness and Creativity -- 3. A mask of him roams in his place differentiation between self and others in The Notebooks and Rilke's Letters -- 4. This lost, unreal woman Phia Rilke and the maternal figures in The Notebooks -- 5. Take me, give me form, finish me Lou Andreas-Salome -- 6. To fill all the rooms of your soul Clara Rilke -- 7. This always secret influence the poet's changing relationship with his father -- 8. Rodin -- 9. Woman within developments leating to The Sonnets to Orpheus and the completion of the Duino Elegies.
Summary This book examined Rilke's 1910 novel, The notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, and the ways in which the poet mastered the illness that is so frightening and crippling in Malte and made the illness a resource for his art. The author went on to explore Rilke's poetry, letters, and non-fiction prose, his childhood and marriage, and the relationship between illness and genius in the poet and his work, a subject to which Rilke returned time and again. The author examined the poet's struggle to purge himself of his deeply felt identification with his mother, even as he fulfilled her hopes that he become a major poet. The book also contains chapters on Rilke's relationships with Lou Andreas Salom and Aguste Rodin, who served as parental surrogates for Rilke.
Beginning with Rilke's 1910 novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, The Beginning of Terror examines the ways in which the poet mastered the illness that is so frightening and crippling in Malte and made the illness a resource for his art. Kleinbard goes on to explore Rilke's poetry, letters, and non-fiction prose, his childhood and marriage, and the relationship between illness and genius in the poet and his work, a subject to which Rilke returned time and again. This psychoanalytic study also defines the complex connections between Malte's and Rilke's fantasies of mental and physical fragmentation, and the poet's response to Rodin's disintegrative and re-integrative sculpture during the writing of The Notebooks and New Poems. One point of departure is the poet's sense of the origins of his illness in his childhood and, particularly, in his mother's blind, narcissistic self- absorption and his father's emotional constriction and mental limitations. Kleinbard examines the poet's struggle to purge himself of his deeply felt identification with his mother, even as he fulfilled her hopes that he become a major poet. The book also contains chapters on Rilke's relationships with Lou Andreas Salom and Aguste Rodin, who served as parental surrogates for Rilke. A psychological portrait of the early twentieth-century German poet, The Beginning of Terror explores Rilke's poetry, letters, non-fiction prose, his childhood and marriage. David Kleinbard focuses on the relationship between illness and genius in the poet and his work, a subject to which Rilke returned time and again.
Subject Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926 -- Psychology.
Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926. (OCoLC)fst00033946
Authors, German -- 20th century -- Biography.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Poetry.
POETRY -- Continental European.
Authors, German. (OCoLC)fst00822051
Psychology. (OCoLC)fst01081447
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
7 Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Other Form: Print version: Kleinbard, David, 1934- Beginning of terror. New York : New York University Press, 1993 (DLC) 92032630
ISBN 9780814763582 (electronic bk.)
0814763588 (electronic bk.)
0814746268 (alk. paper)
9780814746677
0814746675
9780814746264
Standard No. AU@ 000060413622
DEBBG BV043777280
DEBSZ 450745066
GBVCP 1008659649
GBVCP 834323281

 
    
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