Jovana Markovski Markovski itibaren Comal County, TX, Birleşik Devletler
In a way, the title is misleading, as all of Rilke's work presents pictures of God. But this collection regroups and reframes the specifically religious work, highlighting Rilke's deepening faith as it showcases his development as a poet and an artist. Nothing about this work is preachy or dogmatic; Rilke writes of God, Moses, the Virgin Mary as long-lost friends, or distant relatives perhaps, who deserve respect and veneration, while still fielding some of the toughest questions of the 20th century. Rilke does not spare them these hard questions, but nor does he dismiss their importance and their relevance in modern human life. Rather, he opens a window and lets the questions rise - like incens, like prayers above the altar.
This is one of my favorite books. There's something magic in these pages. Read it. And that's all I can say. I think every teenager should read this, and a lot of adults too. It deals with so many tough subjects with grace and humour. No matter how much I like Laurie Halse Anderson, John Green wins the fight with this book.