128 pages, 7.98 × 5.4 × 0.31 in
August 24, 2004
W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0393310396
ISBN - 13: 9780393310399
From the Publisher
Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come.
About the Author
M. D. Herter Norton is a publisher and translator. Together with her husband William Warder Norton, she founded the publishing company W. W. Norton & Company. Her work as translator includes the translation of works by Rainer Marie Rilke.
From Our Editors
There are few poets who wrote about love more beautifully than the great German poet Rainer Maria Rilke. His sensitive, romantic, modern, perceptive and beautifully cadenced poetry - free from the limiting constraints of rhyme - are testaments to the power of the written word. Letters to a Young Poet is a moving series of 10 letters Rilke wrote between 1903 and 1908 to a young would-be-poet. He writes of surviving as a poet and sensitive observer in the harsh, modern world, and offers incredible insight into his craft. An outline of his life and work accompanies what was occurring in his life when he wrote these letters.