Letters To A Young Poet

Letters To A Young Poet

Letters To A Young Poet

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.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Release : 2021-04-14
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9780486847504


Letters To A Young Poet

Letters To A Young Poet

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 by some sympathetic note in 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. Those letters, still a fresh source of inspiration and insight, are accompanied here by a chronicle 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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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1993-09-17
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9780393350463


Letters To A Young Poet

Letters To A Young Poet

This volume collects essential work by one of the twentieth century's greatest writers, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926). Rilke's prose and poetry is necessary reading for anyone interested in modern literature, but the poet's words will captivate anyone who wishes to take a deep look at life -- and at themselves. Letters to a Young Poet, one of the best-loved books among writers even today, contains Rilke's wise, nurturing missives to another aspiring young writer, Franz Xaver Kappus, who looked to Rilke for spiritual and creative guidance. Rilke's response turned the questioner's gaze around to point within himself in the quest for answers to life and art's big questions. Rlike rejects any reliance on others to validate one's artistic endeavors. He believed writing is an inner journey, a slow process of self-discovery. Yet the poet also encourages Kappus to observe his own life and surroundings to find his subject matter and inspiration. The poet must transform the everyday reality that's all around him.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher : Mjf Books
Release : 2002-05-01
Total Pages : 221 Pages
ISBN : 1567315208


Letters To A Young Poet

Letters To A Young Poet

These have been called the most famous and beloved letters of the past century. Rainer Maria Rilke himself said that much of his creative expression went into his correspondence, and here he touches upon a wide range of subjects that will interest writers, artists,and thinkers. This luminous translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's classic offers brilliant inspiration to all people who seek to know and express their inner truth. Letters to a Young Poet is a classic that should be required reading for anyone who dreams of expressing themselves creatively.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher : New World Library
Release : 2010-10-04
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 1577313267


Niels Lyhne

Niels Lyhne

Reproduction of the original: Niels Lyhne by Jens Peter Jacobsen

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jens Peter Jacobsen
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2018-09-20
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9783734012891


A Letter To A Young Poet

A Letter To A Young Poet

A letter from Virginia Woolf to an aspiring poet who had written to her for help with composition. A fascinating insight into the way Woolf thought of poetry.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Virginia Woolf
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release : 2016-08-17
Total Pages : 26 Pages
ISBN : 9781473363076


Letters To A Young Poet

Letters To A Young Poet

A translation of ten letters penned by Rilke from 1903 to 1908, which encompass his words of advice and encouragement to an aspiring young writer.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher : Modern Library (Hardcover)
Release : 2001
Total Pages : 109 Pages
ISBN : 9780679642329


Letters To A Young Poet

Letters To A Young Poet

Originally written to a young man considering a career in the German military, Rainer Maria Rilke's beautiful letters explore a huge range of subjects delicately and with a passionate sensitivity. The recipient, Franz Kappus, began to send his poetry to the 27-year-old Rilke when a student, seeking advice. Their correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908, and Kappus collated and published the ten letters after Rilke�s death. The letters contain insights which are as profound today as when they were written, touching on sexuality, love, creativity and other aspects of the human condition. The book is perenially and hugely influential in the US, where it enjoys the accolade of being Lady Gaga's favourite book.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2011-04-07
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9780141192307


Ahead Of All Parting

Ahead Of All Parting

The reputation of Rainer Maria Rilke has grown steadily since his death in 1926; today he is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the twentieth century. This Modern Library edition presents Stephen Mitchell’s acclaimed translations of Rilke, which have won praise for their re-creation of the poet’s rich formal music and depth of thought. “If Rilke had written in English,” Denis Donoghue wrote in The New York Times Book Review, “he would have written in this English.” Ahead of All Parting is an abundant selection of Rilke’s lifework. It contains representative poems from his early collections The Book of Hours and The Book of Pictures; many selections from the revolutionary New Poems, which drew inspiration from Rodin and Cezanne; the hitherto little-known “Requiem for a Friend”; and a generous selection of the late uncollected poems, which constitute some of his finest work. Included too are passages from Rilke’s influential novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, and nine of his brilliant uncollected prose pieces. Finally, the book presents the poet’s two greatest masterpieces in their entirety: the Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus. “Rilke’s voice, with its extraordinary combination of formality, power, speed and lightness, can be heard in Mr. Mitchell’s versions more clearly than in any others,” said W. S. Merwin. “His work is masterful.”

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher : Modern Library
Release : 2015-01-21
Total Pages : 640 Pages
ISBN : 9780804153577


Letters From A Young Poet

Letters From A Young Poet

As a young man, Rabindranath Tagore wrote a series of letters to his niece during what he described as the most productive period of his life. By turns contemplative and playful, gentle and impassioned, Tagore’s letters abound in incredible insights—from sharply comical portrayals of English sahibs to lively anecdotes about family life, from thoughts on the nature of poetry to spiritual contemplation and inner feeling. And coursing through all these letters, like a ceaseless heartbeat, is Tagore’s deep love for the natural splendour of Bengal. In this manner, this volume also serves as a prose companion to his magnificent work Gitanjali. Letters from a Young Poet shimmers with wit and warmth, and offers unforgettable vignettes of the young poet in those happy days before extraordinary fame found him.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Rosinka Chaudhuri
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2014-03-21
Total Pages : 424 Pages
ISBN : 9789351186366