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Between Shadow and Light

One of my favorite images in Arendt’s writings comes not from Arendt herself, but her citation of the poem “Magic” by Rainer Maria Rilke. Rilke’s poem reads (in an approximate translation): From indescribable transformation originate Amazing shapes. Feel! Trust! We suffer often: To ashes turn our flames; Yet art can set on fire the dust.…Read more Between Shadow and Light Posted on 25 May 2012 | 9:50 am