A Rilke, variaciones

A Rilke, variaciones / To Rilke, Variations

Anthology / Selection , 2024

Galaxia Gutenberg

Pages: 80

In this anthology the Venezuelan poet Rafael Cadenas describes the hesitant manner in which he initially approached the work of Rainer Maria Rilke, the absolute protagonist of this book, which is simultaneously a tribute, critical reading, and testimony of an elective – and spiritual – affinity that has endured for decades. Cadenas' writing, always intense and austere, is sharpened even further in the poems that articulate this moving and powerful dialogue with the author of Elegías de Duino, one of the central poets of the 20th century.