You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin by Rachel Corbett – VIRTUAL
In 1902, Rainer Maria Rilke―then a struggling poet in Germany―went to Paris to research and write a short book about the sculptor Auguste Rodin. The two were almost polar opposites: Rilke in his 20s, delicate and unknown; Rodin in his 60s, carnal and revered. Yet they fell into an instantaneous friendship. Transporting readers to early 20th-century Paris, You Must Change Your Life is a vibrant portrait of Rilke and Rodin and their circle, revealing how deeply Rodin’s ideas about art and creativity influenced Rilke’s classic Letters to a Young Poet. Winner of the 2016 Marfield Prize.
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