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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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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Release: 2019-04-17
File: 80 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780486831855

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These have been called the most famous and beloved letters of the past century. Rainer Maria Rilke himself said that much of his creative expression went into his correspondence, and here he touches upon a wide range of subjects that will interest writers, artists,and thinkers. This luminous translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's classic offers brilliant inspiration to all people who seek to know and express their inner truth. Letters to a Young Poet is a classic that should be required reading for anyone who dreams of expressing themselves creatively.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: New World Library
Release: 2010-10-04
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 1577313267

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Letters to a Young Poet with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents well-known collection, Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, a fascinating series of letters to a would-be young poet who has sought his advice on poetry and survival as a sensitive, artistic soul in a harsh and unforgiving world. Rilke gained considerable renown following the publication of his first collection of poems in 1898 and became known for his delicate depiction of the workings of the human heart, as well as his readiness to help young people with their problems and concerns. With its pioneering approach to art and modernity, the work is still widely read throughout the world. Find out everything you need to know about Letters to a Young Poet in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary• Character studies• Key themes and symbols• Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

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Genre: Study Aids
Author: Bright Summaries
Publisher: BrightSummaries.com
Release: 2016-10-12
File: 28 Pages
ISBN-13: 9782806280442

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Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of the twentieth century. Written when the poet was himself still a young man, with most of his greatest work before him, they were addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his own writing, asking for advice on becoming a writer. The two never met, but over a period of several years Rilke wrote him these ten letters, which have been cherished by hundreds of thousands of readers for what Stephen Mitchell calls in his Foreword the "vibrant and deeply felt experience of life" that informs them. Eloquent and personal, Rilke’s meditations on the creative process, the nature of love, the wisdom of children, and the importance of solitude offer a wealth of spiritual and practical guidance for anyone. At the same time, this collection, in Stephen Mitchell’s definitive translation, reveals the thoughts and feelings of one of the greatest poets and most distinctive sensibilities of the twentieth century.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2020-04-28
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307819352

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A letter from Virginia Woolf to an aspiring poet who had written to her for help with composition. A fascinating insight into the way Woolf thought of poetry.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release: 2016-08-17
File: 26 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781473363076

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Nearly a century after the publication of Rilke’s inspirational work, the missing letters of the young poet himself finally appear in this canonical edition. For more than ninety years, eager writers and young poets, even those simply looking for a purpose in life, have embraced the wisdom of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet, first published in 1929. Most readers and scholars assumed that the letters from young poet were forever lost to posterity. Yet, shockingly, the letters were recently discovered by Erich Unglaub, a Rilke scholar, and published in German in 2019. The acclaimed translator Damion Searls has now not only retranslated Rilke’s original letters but also translated the letters by Franz Xaver Kappus, an Austrian military cadet and, yes, aspiring poet. This timeless edition, in addition to joining the two sets of letters together for the first time in English, provides a new window into the workings of Rilke’s visionary poetic and philosophical mind, allowing us to reexperience the literary genius of one of the most inspiring works of twentieth-century literature.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
Release: 2020-11-10
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781631497681

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Rilke's timeless letters about poetry, sensitive observation, and the complicated workings of the human heart. 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. Drawn by some sympathetic note in 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. Those letters, still a fresh source of inspiration and insight, are accompanied here by a chronicle of Rilke's life that shows what he was experiencing in his own relationship to life and work when he wrote them.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 1993-09-17
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780393350463

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As a young man, Rabindranath Tagore wrote a series of letters to his niece during what he described as the most productive period of his life. By turns contemplative and playful, gentle and impassioned, Tagore’s letters abound in incredible insights—from sharply comical portrayals of English sahibs to lively anecdotes about family life, from thoughts on the nature of poetry to spiritual contemplation and inner feeling. And coursing through all these letters, like a ceaseless heartbeat, is Tagore’s deep love for the natural splendour of Bengal. In this manner, this volume also serves as a prose companion to his magnificent work Gitanjali. Letters from a Young Poet shimmers with wit and warmth, and offers unforgettable vignettes of the young poet in those happy days before extraordinary fame found him.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Rosinka Chaudhuri
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2014-03-21
File: 424 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789351186366

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This volume collects essential work by one of the twentieth century's greatest writers, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926). Rilke's prose and poetry is necessary reading for anyone interested in modern literature, but the poet's words will captivate anyone who wishes to take a deep look at life -- and at themselves. Letters to a Young Poet, one of the best-loved books among writers even today, contains Rilke's wise, nurturing missives to another aspiring young writer, Franz Xaver Kappus, who looked to Rilke for spiritual and creative guidance. Rilke's response turned the questioner's gaze around to point within himself in the quest for answers to life and art's big questions. Rlike rejects any reliance on others to validate one's artistic endeavors. He believed writing is an inner journey, a slow process of self-discovery. Yet the poet also encourages Kappus to observe his own life and surroundings to find his subject matter and inspiration. The poet must transform the everyday reality that's all around him.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: Mjf Books
Release: 2002-05-01
File: 221 Pages
ISBN-13: 1567315208

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Yang Mu’s letters to young poets in The Completion of a Poem offer an inspirational guide to reading and writing poetry. Its comparative analysis of Chinese and Western literary traditions and poetics in general fosters a vision of world poetry.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Mu Yang
Publisher: BRILL
Release: 2017-03-02
File: 178 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789004339408

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