Mood, John Books

John Mood obtained his Ph.D. in Religion and Philosophy from Drew University. He is the author of Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations (W.W. Norton & Co., 1975)

New Reading of Rilke’s “elegies”: Affirming the Unity of “life-and-Death”
2009 0-7734-3864-5
This volume traces Rilke’s struggle to affirm death’s unity with life. It examines selections from the poet’s letters and novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, analyzing his inexplicable popularity in America, his unexpected attention to the scientific accuracy of his poetic images and to his surprising use of humor. The work culminates in a new interpretation of Rilke's Duinese Elegies.