Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

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ISBN10: 0486847500 ISBN13: 9780486847504 Publisher: Ixia Press Published: Apr 14 2021 Pages: 112 Language: English

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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 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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