Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

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ISBN10: 0143107143 ISBN13: 9780143107149 Contributors: Louth, Charlie (Translator); Hyde, Lewis (Introduction) Publisher: Penguin Classics Published: Mar 26 2013 Pages: 112 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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Rilke's powerfully touching letters to an aspiring young poet, now available in a beautiful hardcover Penguin edition

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 generations of writers and artists of all kinds, including Lady Gaga and Patti Smith. With honesty, elegance, and a deep understanding of the loneliness that often comes with being an artist, Rilke's letters are an endless source of inspiration and comfort. Lewis Hyde's new introduction explores the context in which these letters were written and how the author embraced his isolation as a creative force.

This edition also includes Rilke's later work The Letter from the Young Worker.

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