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Letters To A Young Poet

by Rainer Maria Rilke

Dover Publications | May 8, 2002 | Trade Paperback

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In 1903, Rilke replied in a series of 10 letters to a student who had submitted some verses to the well-known Austrian poet for an assessment. Written during an important stage in Rilke's artistic development, these letters contain many of the themes that later appeared in his best works. Essential reading for scholars, poetry lovers.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 80 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 in

Published: May 8, 2002

Publisher: Dover Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0486422453

ISBN - 13: 9780486422459

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Letters To A Young Poet

Letters To A Young Poet

by Rainer Maria Rilke

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 80 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 in

Published: May 8, 2002

Publisher: Dover Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0486422453

ISBN - 13: 9780486422459

About the Book

In 1903, Rilke replied in a series of 10 letters to a student who had submitted some verses to the well-known Austrian poet for an assessment. Written during an important stage in Rilke's artistic development, these letters contain many of the themes that later appeared in his best works. Essential reading for scholars, poetry lovers.

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In 1903, Rilke replied in a series of 10 letters to a student who had submitted some verses to the well-known Austrian poet for an assessment. Written during an important stage in Rilke's artistic development, these letters contain many of the themes that later appeared in his best works. Essential reading for scholars, poetry lovers.

About the Author

More than any other modern German writer, Rainer Maria Rilke seems to match our romantic idea of what a poet should be, though, as with many writers, separating artistry from affectation is often difficult. Restless, sensitive, reverent, yet egotistical, Rilke often seems to hover in his poems like a sort of ethereal being. He was born in 1875 to a wealthy family in Prague. After a few years devoted to the study of art and literature, he spent most of his adult life wandering among the European capitals and devoting himself single-mindedly to poetry. His early poems reflect his interest in the visual and plastic arts, as he tries to lose himself in contemplation of objects such as an antique torso of Apollo.His later books of poetry, such as Duino Elegies (1923) and Sonnets to Orpheus (1923), on the contrary, focus intently on internal realms. The poetry of Rilke is noted, above all, for metaphysical and psychological nuances.