Letters To A Young Poet
BY RAINER MARIA RILKE, TRANSLATED BY M. D. HERTER NORTON
Drawn by some sympathetic note in his poems, young people often wrote to Rilke with their problems and hopes. From 1903 to 1903 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. Those letters, still a fresh source of inspiration and insight, are accompanied here by a chonicle of Rilke's life that shows what he was experiencing in his own relationship to life and work when he wrote them.
W. W. Norton 2004 90 PP. Paper
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