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Author Corbett, Rachel, 1984- author.

Title You must change your life : the story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin / Rachel Corbett.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016].


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    831 Rilke,R COR    Available
Edition First edition.
Description x, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary "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 of modern art and literature: Rodin and Rilke's years together as master and disciple, their heartbreaking rift, and ultimately their moving reconciliation. In her vibrant debut, Rachel Corbett reveals how Rodin's influence led Rilke to write his most celebrated poems and inspired his beloved Letters to a Young Poet. She captures the dawn of modernism with appearances by Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, Lou Andreas-Salome, George Bernard Shaw, and Jean Cocteau. And she recounts the remarkable friendship of two extraordinary artists whose work continues to reverberate a century later."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Part One: Poet and sculptor -- Part Two: Master and disciple -- Part Three: Art and empathy.
Subject Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926 -- Biography.
Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926 -- Friends and associates.
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917 -- Biography.
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917 -- Friends and associates.
Authors, German -- 20th century -- Biography.
Sculptors -- France -- 20th century -- Biography.
ISBN 9780393245059 (hardcover)
0393245055 (hardcover)

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