Letters to a Young Poet
By (author) Rainer Rilke
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Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Rilke
Book DescriptionWritten between 1903 and 1908 to a student who had sent Rilke his poems for evaluation, these ten letters--among the most famous and beloved of this century--reveal the deeply felt ideas about life and art that shaped the great poet's work. Two-color interior.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780394741048
(173mm x 108mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 12-Oct-1986
Country of Publication: United States
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At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on writing, love, sex, suffering and the nature of advice itself; these profound and lyrical letters have since become hugely influential for writers and artists of all kinds. This edition deals with these letters.
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Author Biography - Rainer Rilke
Rainer Marie Rilke, the great Austro-German poet, was the author of many works including Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus. Stephen Mitchell's translations include Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Job, Tao Te Ching, and, most recently, Bhagavad-Gita. He lives in California.
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