Rainer Maria Rilke letters to Karl and Elisabeth von der Heydt, 1905-1921 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This collection contains 108 letters and postcards, as well as 4 undated fragments, that Rainer Maria Rilke sent to his friends Karl and Elisabeth von der Heydt between 1905 and 1921. Rilke discusses both art in general and the work of specific artists, including himself and his wife Clara, Karl von der Heydt, and French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Other topics include Rilke's financial matters, Rilke's and the von der Heydts' vacations and travel plans, Rilke's daughter Ruth, and the von der Heydts' daughters Gisela and Gerda-Dorothea. Rilke also writes about politics, especially in his later letters, and about his experiences in the military during World War I.
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