Dr Martin Kämpchen

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke and Rabindranath Tagore by Martin Kaempchen

Even a few months before Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) recognized Tagore’s importance which he expressed in a letter to Lou Andreas-Salomé[1]. Rilke had heard another famous writer, the Frenchman André Gide, read out his French translation of Gitanjali which had impressed Rilke considerably. Read more