RAINER MARIA RILKE (1875-1926) ranks among the great poets
of world literature, and was the author of Duino Elegies and
Sonnets to Orpheus.
ULRICH BAER is the author of Remnants of Song- Trauma and the Experience of Modernity in Charles Baudelaire and Paul Celan, and the editor of 110 Stories- New York Writes After September 11. Baer is associate professor of German and comparative literature at New York University and chair of the German department.
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