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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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j for Jew Boy

j for Jew Boy

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The Rilke Alphabet
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Ulrich Baer

, Andrew Hamilton
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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823256280.003.0010

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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