Letters to a Young Poet (Paperback)
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Letters to a Young Poet (Paperback)

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At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on writing, love, sex, suffering and the nature of advice itself; these profound and lyrical letters have since become hugely influential for writers and artists of all kinds. This book also contains the 'Letter from a Young Worker', a striking polemic against Christianity written in letter-form, near the end of Rilke's life. In Lewis Hyde's introduction, he explores the context in which these letters were written and how the author embraced his isolation as a creative force. Charlie Louth's afterword discusses the similarities and contrasts of the two works, and Rilke's religious and sexual wordplay. This edition also contains a chronology, notes, and suggested further reading.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141192321
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 89 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 6 mm

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“Letters to a Young Poet”

In his own introduction to the Letters to a Young Poet, Franz Kappus describes how, in 1902, he was a young man struggling to reconcile his artistic ambitions with his impending military career. After learning from a... More

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