‘The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke’ by Rainer Maria Rilke, Arion Press, 1983

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is one of the twentieth century’s greatest poets, and probably the greatest German poet since Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Rilke bridged the gap between traditional and modernist periods, with his move towards, and focus on, difficulty of belief, anxiety about the condition of man, and the inevitable solitude of life. Figures from Greek Mythology are often represented in his works (see his Sonnets to … Continue reading ‘The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke’ by Rainer Maria Rilke, Arion Press, 1983

A Walk in the Sun, A Review of the Film from 1945, and a Quick Look at the Book

{Ed. Note: This in-depth look at the wonderful 1945 film, A Walk in the Sun, based on the book by the same name from Harry Brown, is by filmmaker Robert Bailey, specially done for Books and Vines.} In the early 1940s, an ambitious young man arrived in Hollywood determined to be the next David O. Selznick. Bessarabian-born, Sorbonne-educated, Samuel Bronston, a nephew of Leon Trotsky, … Continue reading A Walk in the Sun, A Review of the Film from 1945, and a Quick Look at the Book