If Rilke didn’t abandon his wife & child – and go to live in poverty in Paris – would you have heard of him?
Would his poetry be in print today?
If Rilke hadn’t taken Rodin’s advice so thoroughly, would you be (even a little) curious about what made Rilke great?
Did Rodin mislead Rilke?
Did Rodin defraud Rilke out of a joyful life – by telling Rilke to do what Rodin couldn’t do?
How much gratitude is owed to Rodin for his dishonesty?