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The Rilke Alphabet$
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Ulrich Baer

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256280

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256280.001.0001

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The Rilke Alphabet

Ulrich Baer

, Andrew Hamilton
Fordham University Press

Rilke wrote glowing essays about fellow poet Franz Werfel but had reservations about Werfel as an individual. This hesitation is expressed in letters in terms close to Anti-Semitism, which raises questions about Rilke’s sentiments that he explains in great detail in several critical letters.

Keywords:   Franz Werfel, Anti-Semitism, Religion, Judaism

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