About the Book
Rilke was a genius who wrote erotic poetry, was inspired by dead girls and had a tragic love affair with Merline Klossowska, the mother of the famous artist Balthus.
In 1921, Rilke had hit a creative block. He met Merline who loved him as a man rather than as a famous poet. But she wreaks havoc in his life. She creates a conflict between his inner world and his passion for her. It was her love that lifted him to the heights during intercourse.