Letters to a Young Poet

W. W. Norton
90
Paperback
ISBN: 
0-393-31039-6

Overview

Drawn by some sympathetic note in his poems, young people often wrote to Rilke with their problems and hopes. in response, Rilke wrote a series of remarkable letters 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

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