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Unread 03-14-2022, 09:42 AM
John Isbell John Isbell is offline
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Hi Susan,

How about “pained her like something much too intimate”? Feeling talk tends to sound modern and American to my ear.
Hard sounds fine to me - it’s not the German, but I suspect Rilke would have liked your argument.

Cheers,
John

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