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)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