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Unread 01-01-2020, 10:12 AM
Julie Steiner Julie Steiner is offline
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Well argued, Susan, you've won me over to the scorn interpretation, which I really like.

I wonder if "hard thing" was rhyme-driven on Rilke's part. Would the more general "hardness" be a possibility there? It would certainly be less cryptic.
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