1982 DW3. Discovered 1982 Feb. 21 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for the Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), husband of the sculptor Clara Westhoff. His monographs Auguste Rodin (1903) and Das Marienleben (1913), set to music by Hindemith {see planet (5157)}, were written in Paris. Duineser Elegien was his greatest late work. In his lyric creations he always strove for sonorous language. Some of his work is strongly influenced by religious longings. (M 34631)

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