Love, actually...with Rilke
Posted by Simon Parke, 23 Aug 2016
There’s nothing quite so dull as someone waxing lyrical about the glory of love. It can have an abstract, ‘if only’ feel to it; no worse, a sense of inauthenticity, the writer’s life not quite matching their intoxicated words.
And if they can’t themselves live what they speak of, then really what’s the point? Love as just another fairy tale.
So when I come across a writer who makes love a true story, then I take note.
And such a man is Rainer Maria Rilke…
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