Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters to a Young Poet

byRainer Maria Rilke, Charlie Louth

Kobo ebook | April 7, 2011

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Originally written to a young man considering a career in the German military, Rainer Maria Rilke's beautiful letters explore a huge range of subjects delicately and with a passionate sensitivity. The recipient, Franz Kappus, began to send his poetry to the 27-year-old Rilke when a student, seeking advice. Their correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908, and Kappus collated and published the ten letters after Rilke's death. The letters contain insights which are as profound today as when they were written, touching on sexuality, love, creativity and other aspects of the human condition. The book is perenially and hugely influential in the US, where it enjoys the accolade of being Lady Gaga's favourite book.

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Title:Letters to a Young PoetFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 7, 2011Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141960477

ISBN - 13:9780141960470

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