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Letters to a Young Poet By Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters to a Young Poet
by Rainer Maria Rilke

Rilke's timeless letters about poetry, sensitive observation, and the complicated workings of the human heart.
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Letters to a Young Poet Summary


Born in 1875, the great German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke published his first collection of poems in 1898 and went on to become renowned for his delicate depiction of the workings of the human heart. Drawn by some sympathetic note in his poems, young people often wrote to Rilke with their problems and hopes. From 1903 to 1908 Rilke wrote a series of remarkable responses to a young, would-be poet on poetry and on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world. Those letters, still a fresh source of inspiration and insight, are accompanied here by a chronicle of Rilke's life that shows what he was experiencing in his own relationship to life and work when he wrote them.

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Sku
GOR001677880
Title
Letters to a Young Poet
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
WW Norton & Co
Year published
Number of pages
96
ISBN 10
0393310396
ISBN 13
9780393310399
Prizes
N/A
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