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You must change your life : the story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin

Author: Rachel Corbett
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The extraordinary story of one of the most fruitful friendships in modern arts and letters. Paris, 1902: Renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin has just completed The Thinker. Rainer Maria Rilke is a delicate young visitor from Prague, broke and suffering from a case of writer's block. When Rilke is commissioned to write a book about Rodin, everything changes. ... You Must Change Your Life reveals one of the great stories  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Rainer Maria Rilke; Rainer Maria Rilke; Auguste Rodin; Auguste Rodin; Rainer Maria Rilke; Auguste Rodin; Rainer Maria Rilke; Auguste Rodin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Corbett
ISBN: 9780393245059 0393245055
OCLC Number: 937452533
Description: x, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part One: Poet and sculptor --
Part Two: Master and disciple --
Part Three: Art and empathy.
Other Titles: Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin
Responsibility: Rachel Corbett.

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