Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters to a Young Poet

byRainer Maria RilkeTranslated byJoan M. BurnhamForeword byKent Nerburn

Hardcover | March 7, 2000

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These have been called the most famous and beloved letters of the 20th century. Rainer Maria Rilke himself said that much of his creative expression went into his correspondence, and here he touches upon subjects that will interest writers, artists, and thinkers. Letters to a Young Poet is a classic that should be read by everyone who dreams of expressing themselves creatively. This luminous translation offers inspiration to all people who seek to know and express their inner truth. This edition features a new foreword by Kent Nerburn, author of Small Graces and Letters to My Son.

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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...

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Title:Letters to a Young PoetFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 7.25 × 5 × 0.57 inPublished:March 7, 2000Publisher:New World LibraryLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1577311558

ISBN - 13:9781577311553

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Joan M. Burnham translates Rainer Maria Rilke’s famous classic. This edition of Letters to a Young Poet also supports a forward by Kent Nerburn — author of Small Graces and Letters to My Son. This volume of collected letters by one of the most famous and beloved poets of the last century touches on a wide range of topics that will interest writers, poets, artists and philosophers. Rilke originally published these letters because he though much of his creative expression was funneled into his correspondence.