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A gleaming thread, gossamer yet firm, connects the poet Rainer Maria Rilke with an odd and enigmatic artwork from late medieval Northern Italy. A three-part post on Rainer Maria Rilke and The Popess tarot card. PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | SOURCES | ABOUT THE TAROT

Alphandéry, Paul Daniel. Humiliati. 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Mitchell, Stephen. Afterword of The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke. Saint Paul: Graywolf Press, 1985. (Mitchell translated this edition.) 

Newman, Barbara. “The heretic saint: Guglielma of Bohemia, Milan, and Brunate.” Church History. March 1, 2005

Newman, Barbara. From Virile Woman to WomanChrist. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995

Rilke, Rainer Maria. Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke. (Translations here are by Jean Huets.) Project Gutenberg.


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