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Rilke, Rainer Maria

(Encyclopedia) Rilke, Rainer Maria r?n?r mr? r?lk?, 1875?1926, German poet, b. Prague, the greatest lyric poet of modern Germany. Life Rilke's youth at military and business school was?

Modersohn-Becker, Paula

(Encyclopedia) Modersohn-Becker, Paula m?d?rz?n?-b?k?r, 1876?1907, German painter. After studying in London and Berlin, she was greatly influenced by her experience at Worpswede, an artists'?

Tsvetayeva, Marina Ivanovna

(Encyclopedia) Tsvetayeva or Tsvetaeva, Marina Ivanovna tsvy?ty?v?, 1892?1941, Russian poet. She was a major Russian poet, who survived the civil war, emigrated to Prague and Paris, and returned to?

Celan, Paul

(Encyclopedia) Celan, Paul pl s?l?n, pseud. of Paul Antschelntshschwa;l, 1920?70, Romanian-French poet. Although he spent his early years in Romania and his later years in France, Celan wrote in?

Robert Bly

Robert Bly was an American poet and the author of the best-selling prose work on modern masculinity, Iron John (1990). Bly's strong poems and charismatic personality made him one of the most?

1997 PEN Literary Award Winners

Ernest Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award for First FictionHa Jin, Ocean of Words (Zoland Press)PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation PrizeThe Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, Arnold Pomerans,?

Classic Love Poems on the Web

Love is only a click away by Ann-Marie Imbornoni From Donald Hall to Shakespeare, Byron to Browning, a wide sampling of some of the best known love poetry is just a few keystrokes away. Some?


(Encyclopedia) lyric, in ancient Greece, a poem accompanied by a musical instrument, usually a lyre. Although the word is still often used to refer to the songlike quality in poetry, it is more?

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder was an enfant terrible of 1970s German cinema who cranked out three to four feature films a year, including The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) and Querelle (1982).?