Letters to a Young Poet
Courier Corporation, May 8, 2002 - Poetry - 80 pages
In 1903, a student at a military academy sent some of his verses to a well-known Austrian poet, requesting an assessment of their value. The older artist, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), replied to the novice in this series of letters - an archive of remarkable insights into the ideas behind Rilke's greatest poetry. The ten letters reproduced here were written during an important stage in Rilke's artistic development, and they contain many of the themes that later appeared in his best works.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MikeFutcher - LibraryThing
A simply astonishing piece, all the more so for the fact that it was never intended for publication. In 1903, an aspiring young poet wrote a letter to the established poet Rainer Maria Rilke ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - reganrule - LibraryThing
I've read this every coupla years or so since I was of the age of the "young poet." I've consistently found something new in it as I grow older. Reading it as a full-fledged adult is an entirely ... Read full review