Letters to A Young Poet

Letters to A Young Poet

Book - 1993 | Rev. ed.
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Drawn by some sympathetic note in his poems, young people often wrote to Rilke with their problems and hopes. From 1903 to 1908 Rilke wrote a series of remarkable responses to a young would-be poet, on poetry and on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world. Accompanying the letters is a chronicle of Rilke's life showing what he was experiencing in his own relationship to life and work when he wrote these letters.
Publisher: New York ; London : Norton, 1993, c1954.
Edition: Rev. ed.
ISBN: 9780393310399
0393310396
Branch Call Number: 921 R5744Lt
Characteristics: 123 p. ; 20 cm.

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JCLJessecaB Feb 10, 2017

This is a very short collection of letters from poet Rainer Maria Rilke to one of his writing students. I've re-read this book many times throughout the years, and occasionally will flip open to random pages for inspiration on writing, art, and life.

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