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Två porträtt (Two portraits) is a record that includes two long sounding portraits of two, in different ways, significant figures from the 19th century Europe that in a first glance should not have much in common. But both Hanna Arendt and Friedrich Jürgenson chose in their thinking and in their practice a completely own way. Rainer Maria Rilke appears as a shadow in the wings, as a third for the record important character, whose words has given the two compositions their titles. In Martin Tegens Swedish translation Rainer Maria Rilke writes: ”Vi som brukar våld, vi lever kvar. Men när, av livets alla varianter ser vi den som öppet emottar?” And at another place in the Sonnets to Orpheus:” ”Stilla vän av allt långt borta, märk hur vår rymd blir större där du andas.”