The Poet's Guide to Life
The Wisdom of Rilke
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Poet's Guide to Life by Rainer Rilke
Book DescriptionAn illuminating translation of writings by the Czech-born poet presents a selection of observations and reflections on the topics of illness and death, dreams and religion, language and art, love and happiness, work and ambition, childhood and old age, in a study of what makes up a meaningful life. 25,000 first printing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679642923
(200mm x 149mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rainer Rilke
Duino Elegies, Paperback (May 2013)
Perhaps no cycle of poems in any European language has made so profound and lasting an impact on an English-speaking readership as Rilke's Duino Elegies. This translation was chosen by Phillip Pullman as one of his 40 favourite books.
Sonnets to Orpheus, Paperback (October 2012)
In fifty-five sonnets, Rilke plays an astonishing set of philosophical and sensual variations on the Orpheus myth. 'Praising, that's it!' he declares; nature, art, love, time, childhood, technology, poverty, justice - all are encompassed in poems that spark with insight and invention, amongst the joyful and light-footed that Rilke ever wrote.
Letters on God and Letters to a Young Woman, Paperback (May 2012)
"Letters on God originally published in German by Insel-Verlag under the title eUber Gott, (c)1933 by Insel-Verlag, Leipzig. Letters to a Young Woman originally published in German by Insel-Verlag under the title Briefe an eine junge Frau, (c)1930 by Insel-Verlag, Leipzig."--T.p. verso.
Letters to a Young Poet, Paperback (April 2012)» View all books by Rainer Rilke
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 MARIA RILKE (1875--1926) ranks among the great poets of world literature, and was the author of" Duino Elegies" and "Sonnets to Orpheus." Ulrich Baer, a scholar of modern German, French, and American poetry, is the author of "Remnants of Song: Trauma and the Experience of Modernity in Charles Baudelaire and Paul Celan" and "Spectral Evidence: The Photography of Trauma." He is the editor of "110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11." Baer is associate professor of German and comparative literature at New York University and acting chair of the German department.
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