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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Rilke, Rainer Maria 1875-1926. German poet whose verse, often marked by a mystic lyricism and precise imagery, profoundly influenced 20th-century German literature. His collections include The Book of Hours (1905) and The Duino Elegies (1923).

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  • n. German poet (born in Austria) whose imagery and mystic lyricism influenced 20th-century German literature (1875-1926)

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