Sense and Creative Labor in Rainer Maria Rilke's Prose Works
This book is an investigation of the role of creative labor and the five senses in Rainer Maria Rilke’s prose works, including his “Primal Sound” essay, the Stories of God, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, and his monograph on Auguste Rodin. It is about several protagonists’ quest to achieve creative labor by reconnecting spirit or the unconscious to the hand. There are many difficulties in the way, however, illustrated by Rilke’s essays, tales, and monographs. In the process of overcoming these impediments, the five senses are expanded and refined. Rilke’s characters undergo a transformation that not only allows them to do true creative labor, but also brings them into a new relationship with themselves, the world around them and other people.
senses, literature, Rilke, creativity, creative labor
Arts and Humanities | European Languages and Societies
Original Publication Information
9783030744700 & 9783030744694
Reynolds, N. C. (2021). Sense and creative labor in Rainer Maria Rilke's prose works. Palgrave Macmillan. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74470-0