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Letters to a young poet

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke; Mark Harman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of the twentieth century. Written when the poet was himself still a young man, with most of his greatest work before him, they were addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his own writing, asking for advice on becoming a writer. The two never met, but over a period of several years Rilke wrote him these ten letters. Eloquent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Personal correspondence
Records and correspondence
Briefsammlung 1903-1908
Named Person: Rainer Maria Rilke; Rainer Maria Rilke; Rainer Maria Rilke; Franz Xaver Kappus; Rainer Maria Rilke
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rainer Maria Rilke; Mark Harman
ISBN: 9780674052451 0674052455
OCLC Number: 678537299
Notes: Includes index.

UNCG University Libraries notes:
Machine generated contents note: I. February 17, 1903 -- II. April 5, 1903 -- III. April 23, 1903 -- IV. July 16, 1903 -- V. October 29, 1903 -- VI. December 23, 1903 -- VII. May 14, 1904 -- VIII. August 12, 1904 -- IX. November 4, 1904 -- X. December 26, 1908.
Description: 94 pages ; 17 cm
Contents: February 17, 1903 --
April 5, 1903 --
April 23, 1903 --
July 16, 1903 --
October 29, 1903 --
December 23, 1903 --
May 14, 1904 --
August 12, 1904 --
November 4, 1904 --
December 26, 1908.
Other Titles: Briefe an einen jungen Dichter.
Responsibility: Rainer Maria Rilke ; translated, and with an introduction, by Mark Harman.
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These ten letters by Rainer Maria Rilke speak directly to the young, offering unguarded thoughts on such diverse subjects as creativity, solitude, self-reliance, living with uncertainty, the  Read more...
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