Letters to a Young Poet
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Letters to a Young Poet

By (author) Rainer Rilke , Translated by M. D. Herter Norton

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Drawn by some sympathetic note in one of 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. An accompanying chronicle of Rilke's life shows what he was experiencing in his own relationship to life and work when he wrote these letters.

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 8mm | 120g
  • 01 Dec 1993
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0393310396
  • 9780393310399
  • 24,624

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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is considered one of the greatest poets who ever wrote in the German language. His most famous works are Sonnets to Orpheus, The Duino Elegies, Letters to a Young Poet, and The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. His collected work is comprised of hundreds of other poems, essays, plays, and stories. M. D. Herter Norton is a publisher and translator. Together with her husband William Warder Norton, she founded the publishing company W. W. Norton & Company. Her work as translator includes the translation of works by Rainer Marie Rilke.

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`...I cannot think of a better book to put into the hands of any young would-be poet, as an inspirational guide to poetry and to surviving as a poet in a hostile world.` Harry Fainlight, The Times

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