In Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translations (Knopf) and Auguste Rodin by Rainer Maria Rilke, the greatest living writer of prose in English, William H. Gass explores his deepest influence. Rainer Maria Rilke's invocations to the supernatural orders and his requiems to the dead inspire the intensities Gass most admires. In this conversation, we witness the interpretation of two modern masters.
Read an excerpt from Reading Rilke
introduction by William Gass