Letters to a Young Poet

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Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
Original Publish Date: Mar 06, 2012
Product Number: EB00793370
Released: Dec 02, 2019
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ISBN: #9780486113470
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Born in Prague when it was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire and recognized today as a master of verse, poet Rainer Maria Rilke was considerably less well known in 1902 when he received a heartfelt letter from an aspiring poet. A 19-year-old student sent Rilke some of his verses, seeking an opinion of their worth. Rilke declined to offer a critique, instead encouraging the student to rely upon his own inner judgment: "Nobody can advise and help you, nobody. There is only one single means. Go inside yourself." This seemingly dismissive letter proved to be the first of ten, written during a six-year period that coincided with an important stage in Rilke's artistic development. The poet offered his young correspondent further advice on developing a rich inner life as well as guidance on broader philosophical and existential issues. These letters, which explore many of the themes that later emerged in Rilke's best works, remain a captivating source of insights into the artistic identity and process.

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Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
Narrator(s): Dan Stevens, Max Deacon
Product Number Z100090461
Released: Feb 28, 2015
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781101975435
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Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
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Released: Dec 30, 2013
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Publisher: Vintage
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Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
Product Number EB00791622
Released: Apr 28, 2020
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Publisher: Random House
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Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
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Released: Dec 04, 2019
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Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: #9780486839509
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Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
Product Number EB00388506
Released: Jun 05, 2014
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Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101607985
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Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
Product Number EB00772259
Released: Oct 15, 2019
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Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: #9781577313267
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Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke
Genre: Language Arts
Product Number EB00676986
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625587640