You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin (Hardback)
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You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 14/10/2016
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In Paris in 1902, Auguste Rodin had just completed The Thinker; visiting from Prague was Rainer Maria Rilke, broke and with writer's block. When Rilke was commissioned to write a book about Rodin, everything changed. You Must Change Your Life tells one of the great stories of modern art and literature: Rodin and Rilke's years together as master and disciple, their heartbreaking rift and finally, their moving reconciliation. Rachel Corbett reveals how Rodin's friendship led Rilke to write his most celebrated poems and inspired his Letters to a Young Poet. She captures the dawn of Modernism amid the characters that made up Rilke and Rodin's circle, including Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, Lou Andreas-Salome, George Bernard Shaw and Jean Cocteau. And she recounts the friendship of two artists whose work reverberates a century later.

Publisher: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393245059
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 511 g
Dimensions: 244 x 168 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Corbett's narrative is pacy and vivid..." -- Financial Times
"...splendid new book...Corbett looks into life as deeply as is possible for answers, but she knows when to stop. This is the hallmark of her moral intelligence." -- The Art Newspaper
"... the moving story of Rilke and Rodin is worth as much as the best self-help books and manuals, and one could definitely learn a lot from their relationship... Corbett's original book stands as an urgent invitation to revisit both Rilke's poems and Rodin's sculptures." -- World Literature Today

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