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Une poésie à l'épreuve des limites : espace, expérience et franchissement dans les essais et poèmes hors-recueil de Rainer Maria Rilke

Abstract : Rilke's works have known many faces : a poetry known as « naïve », mystical and obscure verses, Ding Gedicht closed upon itslef by its creator's master hand... However, something permanent can be tracked through his poems : Rilke's writings have always been about confronting our limits and the experience of it, about the feeling of a distance between oneself and the outside world, a void which is sometimes sealed up by the attemps of words towards immediate perceptions, sometimes fatally lived as the human curse of always staying « in front of » the world. Yet, these attemps to reach the world seemed to deepen with a notion both structural and thematic, that can be found into Rilke's prosa and late poetry ; a notion we could call « going across ». It would all be about writing down the permanent act of going across space, through the frontiers between oneself and the outside, between the obvious and the unreachable ; a fence rebuilt as soon as it is broken, which, at the one moment it is being crossed, could be the center of poetic experience. Durch, « through » : to experience the distance which take us apart from the other and to tell the possibility of finding our place into the world, by establishing a connection between the poem and the world which will not be based upon representing or possessing anymore, but rather upon a presence, at crossroads between our opening to the world and the walls of what is visible.
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Héléna Borowczyk. Une poésie à l'épreuve des limites : espace, expérience et franchissement dans les essais et poèmes hors-recueil de Rainer Maria Rilke. Littératures. 2018. ⟨dumas-02290166⟩

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