Letters to a Young Poet
  • Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Release Date : 14 April 2021
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 13 : 9780486847504
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Book excerpt: Essential reading for scholars, poetry lovers, and anyone with an interest in Rainer Maria Rilke, German poetry, or the creative impulse, these ten letters of correspondence between Rilke and a young aspiring poet reveal elements from the inner workings of his own poetic identity. The letters coincided with an important stage of his artistic development and readers can trace many of the themes that later emerge in his best works to these messages—Rilke himself stated these letters contained part of his creative genius.

Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Genre : Literary Collections
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Essential reading for scholars, poetry lovers, and anyone with an interest in Rainer Maria Rilke, German poetry, or the creative impulse, these ten letters of correspondence between Rilke and a young aspiring poet reveal elements from the inner workings of his own poetic identity. The letters coincided with an important ...

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Publisher : Mjf Books
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Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : Literary Collections
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Rilke's timeless letters about poetry, sensitive observation, and the complicated workings of the human heart. Born in 1875, the great German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke published his first collection of poems in 1898 and went on to become renowned for his delicate depiction of the workings of the human heart. Drawn ...

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Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Genre : Literary Collections
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Publisher : Modern Library
Genre : Literary Collections
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Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Modern Library
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Publisher : Modern Library
Genre : Self-Help
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Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Publisher : Paraclete Press (MA)
Genre : Poetry
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