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Letters on Cézanne

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke; Clara Rilke
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Virtually every day in the fall of 1907, Rainer Maria Rilke returned to a Paris gallery to view a Cezanne exhibition. Nearly as frequently, he wrote dense and joyful letters to his wife, Clara Westhoff, expressing his dismay before the paintings and his ensuing revelations about art and life. Rilke was knowledgeable about art and had even published monographs, including a famous study of Rodin that inspired his New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Art
Named Person: Rainer Maria Rilke; Clara Rilke; Rainer Maria Rilke; Paul Cézanne; Paul Cézanne; Clara Rilke; Rainer Maria Rilke
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rainer Maria Rilke; Clara Rilke
ISBN: 086547639X 9780865476394
OCLC Number: 48649197
Description: xxiv, 84 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Briefe über Cézanne.
Responsibility: Rainer Maria Rilke ; edited by Clara Rilke ; translated by Joel Agee.
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Virtually every day in the fall of 1907, Rainer Maria Rilke returned to a Paris gallery to view a Cezanne exhibition. Nearly as frequently, he wrote dense and joyful letters to his wife, Clara Westhoff, expressing his dismay before the paintings and his ensuing revelations about art and life. Rilke was knowledgeable about art and had even published monographs, including a famous study of Rodin that inspired his New Poems. But Cezanne's impact on him could not be conveyed in a traditional essay. Rilke's sense of kinship with Cezanne provides a powerful and prescient undercurrent in these letters -- passages from them appear verbatim in Rilke's great modernist novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Letters on Cezanne is a collection of meaningful private responses to a radically new art.

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