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Letters to a Young Poet - Rainer Maria Rilke, Reginald Snell, Franz Xaver Kappus
Letters to a Young Poet
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In 1903, Rilke replied in a series of 10 letters to a student who had submitted some verses to the well-known Austrian poet for an assessment. Written during an important stage in Rilke's artistic development, these letters contain many of the themes that later appeared in his best works.... show more
In 1903, Rilke replied in a series of 10 letters to a student who had submitted some verses to the well-known Austrian poet for an assessment. Written during an important stage in Rilke's artistic development, these letters contain many of the themes that later appeared in his best works. Essential reading for scholars, poetry lovers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486422459 (0486422453)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
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5.0 Letters to a Young Poet
This is the kind of book everyone should read every year.
Garden-of-Stars
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4.0 Letters to a Young Poet
The fame of “Letters to a Young Poet” has been known to me for some time, though from the negative aspect primarily. Most people complained about the condescending way in which Rilke wrote to Kappus, and how his words are easy to throw away because one if not willing to listen to someone who thinks ...
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Mommy, am I cult? rated it
4.0 Letters to a Young Poet
Every aspiring author should read this book, or at least its first letter: the one in which Rilke exposes what should truly motivate a writer.
Cheryl's books
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5.0
“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage.”It feels quite trite to say this slim collection is inspirational.But there you go.It is.
MatthewHunter
MatthewHunter rated it
A true work of art! And out of respect for Rilke's disdain for criticism--"Works of art are of an infinite solitariness, and nothing is less likely to bring us near to them than criticism. Only love can apprehend and hold them, and can be just towards them."--I will keep my own thoughts to a minimum...
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