Letters To A Young Poet

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2011 Reprint of 1945 London Edition.Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software.Letters to a Young Poet is a compilation of letters by Rainer Maria Rilke. It consists of ten letters written to a young man considering entering the German military. The letters were originally written to Franz Kappus, a 19-year-old student at the Military Academy of Vienna, of which Rilke was an alumnus. Discouraged by the prospect of military life, Kappus began to send his poetry to the ...
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2011 Reprint of 1945 London Edition.Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software.Letters to a Young Poet is a compilation of letters by Rainer Maria Rilke. It consists of ten letters written to a young man considering entering the German military. The letters were originally written to Franz Kappus, a 19-year-old student at the Military Academy of Vienna, of which Rilke was an alumnus. Discouraged by the prospect of military life, Kappus began to send his poetry to the 27-year-old Rilke, seeking both literary criticism and career advice. Their correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908. In 1929, three years after Rilke's death, Kappus assembled and published the ten letters. The majority of the letters address personal issues that Kappus revealed to Rilke; their span is tremendous, ranging from atheism, loneliness, sexuality, and career choices.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781614270171
  • Publisher: Martino Fine Books
  • Publication date: 5/25/2011
  • Pages: 78
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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  • Posted October 23, 2012

    It Isn't Light Reading

    Good book but do not go into thinking its a quick non thinking light fare. It reminds me of Henry David Thoreau.

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    Posted August 25, 2012

    Poets of life

    This book is inspiring and motivating. I highly recomend every artist( writer,poet,painter,) read and apply the lessons to their own life.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Cant even describe it

    Letters to a young Poet really makes you look at life in a different way.

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