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By Paul de Man

ISBN-10: 0300023227

ISBN-13: 9780300023220

'Through difficult and chic shut readings of poems via Rilke, Proust's Remembrance, Nietzsche's philosophical writings and the main works of Rousseau, de guy concludes that every one writing matters itself with its personal job as language, and language, he says is usually unreliable, slippery, impossible....Literary narrative, since it needs to depend on language, tells the tale of its personal lack of ability to inform a story....De guy demonstrates, superbly and convincingly, that language turns again on itself, that rhetoric is untrustworthy.' Julia Epstein, Washington put up e-book international

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21; see also p. 15. 8. Morchen, p. 21. 9. The remark applies, with qualifications too complex to enumerate here, to the writings on Rilke of Heidegger, Guardini, Bollnow, Mason, and jacob Steiner. 10. Such as, for instance, H. W. Belmore, Rilke's Craftmanship: An Anag,sis of His Poetic Style (Oxford, 1 954); Ulrich Fiilleborn, Das Strukturproblem tier spiiten Lyrik Rilkes (Heidelberg, 1960); Frank H. Wood, Rainer Maria Rilke: The Ring of Forms (Minneapolis, 1958); Brigitte L. Bradley, Rainer Maria Rilkes neue Gedichte: Ihr zyklisches GeJiige (Bern, 1 968).

The passage is a good example of the danger inhere nt in a too literal use made of the "sources" derived from the prose works or from the letters. The specific moment that Rilke wished to retain for the poem also appears in the prose passage: "It is constantly vanishing, like a fresco eaten by the lacework of dampness . " (3:498) . Fumes also contains the explicit refer­ ence to Bruges la Morte by the Flemish symbolist poet (who wrote in French) Georges Rodenbach. 23. " Fumes . 43 T R OP E S ( R I L KE) The evocation of Brugge as the image of mutability is in itself banal ; if it were to be reduced to this theme alone, the poem would be of minor interest.

38); Works I love you, gentlest law, through which we yet were ripening while with it we contended, you great homesickness we have not transcended, you forest out of which we never wended, you song that from our silence has ascended, you somber net where feelings taking flight are apprehended. You made yourself a so immense beginning the day when you began us too,---and we beneath your suns such ripeness have been winning have grown so broadly and deep-rootedly, that you, in angels, men, madonnas inning, can now complete yourself quite tranquilly.

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