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Stories of God (1900) [Collection]
by Rainer Maria Rilke Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Composed in 1899 when Rilke was only twenty-three, the interconnected tales of Stories of God were inspired by a trip to Russia the young poet had made the year previously. It is said that the vastness of the Russian landscape and the profound spirituality he perceived in the simple people he met led him to an experience of finding God in all things, and to the conviction that God seeks to be known by us as passionately as we might seek to know God.

All the great themes of Rilke's later powerful and complex poetry can be found in the Stories of God, yet their charming, folktale-like quality has made them among the most accessible of Rilke's works, beloved by all ages.

Contents:

  • The Tale of God's Hands
  • The Stranger
  • Why the Dear Lord Wants There to Be Poor People
  • How Treachery Came to Russia
  • How Old Timofei Died Singing
  • The Song of Justice
  • A Scene from the Venice Ghetto
  • The Man Who Listened to Stones
  • How the Thimble Came to Be the Dear Lord
  • A Tale of Death with a Strange Postscript
  • An Association That Arose Out of a Crying Need
  • The Beggar and the Proud Maiden
  • A Story Told to the Darkness

Original title: Geschichten vom lieben Gott
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


The following works are contained within this one:
     How Treason Came to Russia (1900) [Short Story]
      Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Edition #1: Stories of God

Stories of God (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Sherab Chödzin Kohn
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Manifested in:

Stories of God (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Boston
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590300386
Pages: 128

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Edition #2: Stories of God

Stories of God (1932)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: M. D. Herter Norton Nora Purtscher-Wydenbruck
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Manifested in:

(1992)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393308820

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