Letters to a Young Poet

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 16, 2011 - Literary Collections - 128 pages
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Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come.
 

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User 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

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User 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

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
19
Section 4
31
Section 5
45
Section 6
52
Section 7
64
Section 8
80
Section 9
99
Section 10
103
Section 11
105
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Rainer Marie Rilke, the great Austro-German poet, was the author of many works including Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus.

Stephen Mitchell's translations include Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Job, Tao Te Ching, and, most recently, Bhagavad-Gita. He lives in California.

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