Insight into the Rilke addition to the Marbach Literary Archive | EUROtoday

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The cataloging of this assortment has now progressed to the purpose the place the primary supplies from it may be seen within the Marbach studying room; this will likely be doable for all 61 archive containers with correspondence by autumn, and the opposite eighteen with manuscripts and life paperwork will likely be publicly accessible within the DLA till the beginning of the main Rilke exhibition on December 4, 2025, the anniversary of Rilke's birthday. The poet's 66 notebooks won’t be accessible to those that organize them as originals as a result of their state of preservation is taken into account too precarious and the variety of inserts is just too giant, however the first 5 at the moment are accessible as full digital copies. Among them is “Pocketbook 2”, which Rilke stored from 1902 onwards throughout his time in Paris as biographer of the sculptor Auguste Rodin, which features a fast sketch of an enormous cat, made after a plaster mannequin in Rodin's studio, which the poet additionally reported to his spouse in letters. Shortly thereafter, it’s believed that work started on Rilke’s most well-known poem: “The Panther”.

Several of the books in Rilke's library are closely annotated, both for overview functions or as a foundation for one's personal literary writing. Among the images within the Rilke archive are a number of unique prints which have thus far solely been reproduced in literature as excerpts or retouched. The first glimpse guarantees loads for the anniversary exhibition on this “fantastic, strange, in some ways also stubborn man” (DLA Director Sandra Richter).