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Making sense: hands, faces & creation in Rilke’s Auguste Rodin and Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge

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Readers of Rilke's writings on Rodin may well be surprised to find them just as full of isolated body parts as is his notoriously fragmentary novel, Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge. Here they are not gruesome, but part of an aesthetic mereology (system of parts and wholes) that governs, at least according to Rilke, the metaphysics of the artwork. Not only are these body parts separable from the whole work, or person, but the sensory interactions between them seem also to obey thei...

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10.1080/00787191.2019.1611943

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Oxford German Studies More from this journal
Volume:
48
Issue:
2
Pages:
240-260
Publication date:
2019-07-17
Acceptance date:
2019-03-19
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1745-9214
ISSN:
0078-7191
Language:
English
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uuid:8cd57aad-b07f-4122-a55b-8fa6f20b2705
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994724
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2019-04-27

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