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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), perhaps the most famous European poet of the twentieth century, exemplifies how the Acrisis of languageA inherent in literary Modernism also constitutes a crisis of religious discourse. In Rilke's poetry and prose, language replaces God as the focal point of human experience. Yet despite his rejection of Christianity, Rilke crucially draws on Christian imagery to express his Modernist worldview. 'Transformation of Language and Religion in Rainer Maria Rilke' offers new readings of major texts such as 'The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge' and 'The Duino Elegies', as well as analyzing some of Rilke's lesser-known works, 'Visions of Christ' and AThe Letter of the Young Worker.A

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