Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

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Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Rilke's powerfully touching letters to an aspiring young poet
 
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 generations of writers and artists of all kinds, including Lady Gaga and Patti Smith. With honesty, elegance, and a deep understanding of the loneliness that often comes with being an artist, Rilke's letters are an endless source of inspiration and comfort. Lewis Hyde's new introduction explores the context in which these letters were written and how the author embraced his isolation as a creative force.
 
This edition also includes Rilke's later work The Letter from the Young Worker.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141192321
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,213,781
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) studied literature, art history, and philosophy in both Munich and Prague and is often considered one of the German language's greatest twentieth-century poets. His two most famous verse sequences are the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies; his two most famous prose works are Letters to a Young Poet and the semiautobiographical The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.
 
Charlie Louth is a fellow at Queen's College, Oxford, where he lectures in German. He is the author of Hölderlin and the Dynamics of Translation.
 
Lewis Hyde is the author of the hundred-million-copy bestseller The Gift. A MacArthur fellow and former director of undergraduate creative writing at Harvard University, Hyde is a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Gambier, Ohio.

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Letters to a Young Poet 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
MBNow More than 1 year ago
Good book but do not go into thinking its a quick non thinking light fare. It reminds me of Henry David Thoreau.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is inspiring and motivating. I highly recomend every artist( writer,poet,painter,) read and apply the lessons to their own life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Letters to a young Poet really makes you look at life in a different way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it . I haven't been this intrigued by a book in a while. I was left at bliss finishing the book. 
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