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Letters to a Young Poet

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Translations from the Poetry

Born in 1875, the great German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke published his first collection of poems in 1898 and went on to become renowned for his delicate depiction of the workings of the human heart. These translations by M. D. Herter Norton were the first to open Rilke's work to the English-speaking world in accurate, sensitive, modern versions free from both embroidery and slavish adherence to rhyme.

Letters to a Young Poet

Drawn by some sympathetic note in one of his poems, young people often wrote to Rilke with their problems and hopes. From 1903 to 1908 Rilke wrote a series of remarkable responses to a young would-be poet, on poetry and on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world.

An accompanying chronicle of Rilke's life shows what he was experiencing in his own relationship to life and work when he wrote those letters.

Synopsis:

From 1903 to 1908, German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of responses to a young would-be poet, on poetry and on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world. An accompanying chronicle of Rilke's life comments on his own experiences at the time.

Synopsis:

Drawn by some sympathetic note in one of his poems, young people often wrote to Rilke with their problems and hopes.

Synopsis:

From 1903 to 1908 Rilke wrote a series of remarkable responses to a young would-be poet, on poetry and on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world.

Accompanying the letters is a chronicle of Rilke's life showing what he was experiencing in his own relationship to life and work when he wrote these letters.

About the Author

Rainer Marie Rilke, the great Austro-German poet, was the author of many works including Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus.

Table of Contents

Translator's Note 7
Introduction 9
The Letters 15
Chronicle, 1903-1908 79

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393310399
Author:
Rilke, Rainer Maria
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Translator:
Norton, M. D. Herter
Author:
Kappus, Franz Xaver
Author:
Norton, M. D. Herter
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Correspondence
Subject:
Authors, german
Subject:
Rilke, rainer maria, 1875-1926
Subject:
Authors, German -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Subject:
Rilke, Rainer Maria - Correspondence
Subject:
Authors, German -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
83-184
Publication Date:
February 1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.4 in 0.27 lb

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"Synopsis" by , From 1903 to 1908, German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of responses to a young would-be poet, on poetry and on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world. An accompanying chronicle of Rilke's life comments on his own experiences at the time.
"Synopsis" by , Drawn by some sympathetic note in one of his poems, young people often wrote to Rilke with their problems and hopes.
"Synopsis" by , From 1903 to 1908 Rilke wrote a series of remarkable responses to a young would-be poet, on poetry and on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world.

Accompanying the letters is a chronicle of Rilke's life showing what he was experiencing in his own relationship to life and work when he wrote these letters.
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