The Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke

"The Duino Elegies" is a collection of ten elegies that delve into the complexities of human existence, exploring themes of love, death, time, God, and the nature of reality. The author uses vivid and often unsettling imagery to convey a sense of the profound beauty and pain inherent in the human experience. The elegies are named after the castle of Duino, where the author began writing them, and they are renowned for their introspective depth and philosophical insight.

The 1277th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 286

Since this book was first published in 1923, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 286.0.

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