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Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

Rainer Maria Rilke, M. D. Herter Norton (Translator)

ISBN: 978-0-393-31039-9

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288 pages

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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. Accompanying the letters is a chronicle of Rilke's life showing what he was experiencing in his own relationship to life and work when he wrote these letters.