Letters To A Young Poet

Paperback | May 8, 2002

byRainer Maria Rilke

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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.

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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.

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 a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 inPublished:May 8, 2002Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486422453

ISBN - 13:9780486422459

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