Letters to a Young Poet
Mass Market Paperback – October 12, 1986
by Rainer Maria Rilke (Author), Stephen Mitchell (Translator, Foreword)
The ten letters collected here are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of our century. Written when Rainer Maria Rilke was himself still a young man with most of his greatest work before him, they are addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his work, asking for advice about becoming a writer. The two never met, but over a period of several years Rilke wrote him these ten letters, which have been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers for what Stephen Mitchell calls the "vibrant and deeply felt experience of life" that informs them.
Written between 1903 and 1908 to a student who had sent Rilke his poems for evaluation, these ten letters--among the most famous and beloved of this century--reveal the deeply felt ideas about life and art that shaped the great poet's work. Two-color interior.
"The common reader will be delighted by Stephen Mitchell’s new translation of that slim and beloved volume by Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet . . . the best yet."
--Los Angeles Times
Text: English, German (translation)
Mass Market Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage; 1 edition (October 12, 1986)
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.4 x 6.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces
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