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Rilke and Russia

A tri-national research and exhibition project
Marbach – Bern, Zurich – Moscow
14th September – 10th December 2017
Inauguration September 13th 6.30 p.m. by Federal Councillor Alain Berset

"That Russia is my homeland is one of the great and mysterious certainties of my life."

Rainer Maria Rilke visited Russia and present-day Ukraine with Lou Andreas-Salomé on two occasions: in 1899 and 1900. The trips were to be one of the most influential foreign experiences in the history of German-language literature. For Rilke himself they constituted a personal, artistic and spiritual awakening. Many traces of his intense engagement with "things Russian" can be found in his works. Few poets of the modern era enjoyed such a strong reception in pre-Revolutionary Russia. For the rest of his life, Rilke continued to view the country as both homeland and a place he longed to be.


Catalogue «Rilke und Russland» (allemand) CHF 35.-
Brochure «Blaise Cendrars - Carl Spitteler» (français - allemand) CHF 12.-
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Flyer «Rilke und Russland»
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