Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780486847504
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Release: 2021-04-14
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780393350463
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Release: 1993-09-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Pages: 221
ISBN: 1567315208
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Release: 2002-05-01
Editor: Mjf Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1577313267
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Release: 2010-10-04
Editor: New World Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Niels Lyhne

Niels Lyhne
Author: Jens Peter Jacobsen
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9783734012891
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Release: 2018-09-20
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reproduction of the original: Niels Lyhne by Jens Peter Jacobsen

A Letter to a Young Poet

A Letter to a Young Poet
Author: Virginia Woolf
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9781473363076
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Release: 2016-08-17
Editor: Read Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Pages: 78
ISBN: 1614270171
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Release: 2011-05
Editor: Martino Fine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

2011 Reprint of 1945 London Edition.Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software.Letters to a Young Poet is a compilation of letters by Rainer Maria Rilke. It consists of ten letters written to a young man considering entering the German military. The letters were originally written to Franz Kappus, a 19-year-old student at the Military Academy of Vienna, of which Rilke was an alumnus. Discouraged by the prospect of military life, Kappus began to send his poetry to the 27-year-old Rilke, seeking both literary criticism and career advice. Their correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908. In 1929, three years after Rilke's death, Kappus assembled and published the ten letters. The majority of the letters address personal issues that Kappus revealed to Rilke; their span is tremendous, ranging from atheism, loneliness, sexuality, and career choices.

Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Pages: 109
ISBN: 9780679642329
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Release: 2001
Editor: Modern Library (Hardcover)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A translation of ten letters penned by Rilke from 1903 to 1908, which encompass his words of advice and encouragement to an aspiring young writer.

Ahead of All Parting

Ahead of All Parting
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780804153577
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Release: 2015-01-21
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The reputation of Rainer Maria Rilke has grown steadily since his death in 1926; today he is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the twentieth century. This Modern Library edition presents Stephen Mitchell’s acclaimed translations of Rilke, which have won praise for their re-creation of the poet’s rich formal music and depth of thought. “If Rilke had written in English,” Denis Donoghue wrote in The New York Times Book Review, “he would have written in this English.” Ahead of All Parting is an abundant selection of Rilke’s lifework. It contains representative poems from his early collections The Book of Hours and The Book of Pictures; many selections from the revolutionary New Poems, which drew inspiration from Rodin and Cezanne; the hitherto little-known “Requiem for a Friend”; and a generous selection of the late uncollected poems, which constitute some of his finest work. Included too are passages from Rilke’s influential novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, and nine of his brilliant uncollected prose pieces. Finally, the book presents the poet’s two greatest masterpieces in their entirety: the Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus. “Rilke’s voice, with its extraordinary combination of formality, power, speed and lightness, can be heard in Mr. Mitchell’s versions more clearly than in any others,” said W. S. Merwin. “His work is masterful.”

Letters from a Young Poet

Letters from a Young Poet
Author: Rosinka Chaudhuri
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9789351186366
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Release: 2014-03-21
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke

Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke
Author: Ranier Maria Rilke
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9781775457602
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Release: 2012-04-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Considered one of most significant literary figures of his era, Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke served as a bridge between the themes and styles of the Romantic period and the concerns and anxieties that would give rise to modernism in the twentieth century. This collection brings together dozens of Rilke's most popular and critically acclaimed works.

Hemingway in Love

Hemingway in Love
Author: A. E. Hotchner
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781466889484
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Release: 2015-10-20
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In June of 1961, A. E. Hotchner visited a close friend in the psychiatric ward of St. Mary's Hospital. It would be the last time they spoke - three weeks later, Ernest Hemingway returned home, where he took his own life. Their final conversation was also the final installment in a saga that Hemingway had unraveled for Hotchner over years of world travel. Ernest always kept a few of his special experiences off the page, storing them as insurance against a dry-up of ideas. But after a near miss with death, he entrusted his most meaningful tale to Hotchner, so that if he never got to write it himself, then at least someone would know. In characteristically pragmatic terms, Hemingway divulged the details of the affair that destroyed his first marriage: the truth of his romantic life in Paris and how he gambled and lost Hadley, the great love he'd spend the rest of his life seeking. But the search was not without its notable moments, and he told of those, too: of impotence cured in a house of God; of back-to-back plane crashes in the African bush, one of which nearly killed him, while he emerged from the other brandishing a bottle of gin and a bunch of bananas; of cocktails and commiseration with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Josephine Baker; of adventure, human error, and life after lost love. This is Hemingway as few have known him - humble, thoughtful, and full of regret. To protect the feelings of Ernest's wife, Mary, who was also a close friend, Hotch kept these conversations to himself for decades. Now he tells the story as Hemingway told it to him. Hemingway in Love puts you in the room with the master and invites you to listen as he relives the drama of those young, definitive years that set the course for the rest of his life and dogged him to the end of his days.

Letters from Max

Letters from Max
Author: Sarah Ruhl,Max Ritvo
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781571319760
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 2012, Sarah Ruhl was a distinguished author and playwright, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Max Ritvo, a student in her playwriting class at Yale University, was an exuberant, opinionated, and highly gifted poet. He was also in remission from pediatric cancer. Over the next four years—in which Ritvo’s illness returned and his health declined, even as his productivity bloomed—the two exchanged letters that spark with urgency, humor, and the desire for connection. Reincarnation, books, the afterlife as an Amtrak quiet car, good soup: in Ruhl and Ritvo’s exchanges, all ideas are fair, nourishing game, shared and debated in a spirit of generosity and love. “We’ll always know one another forever, however long ever is,” Ritvo writes. “And that’s all I want—is to know you forever.” Studded with poems and songs, Letters from Max is a deeply moving portrait of a friendship, and a shimmering exploration of love, art, mortality, and the afterlife.

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke Book Analysis

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9782806280442
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Release: 2016-10-12
Editor: BrightSummaries.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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!

New Letters to a Young Poet

New Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Joan Margarit
Pages: 120
ISBN: 0974888192
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Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In these intimate pages, award-winning Catalan poet Joan Margarit offers a passionate defense of poetry and of the intelligible poem—the well-made text that can provide refuge, wisdom, and consolation. Inspired by Rilke's classic Letters to a Young Poet, this slender volume explores poetry as vocation, obsession, and partnership between writer and reader, a "road toward inner growth." For Margarit, poetry promises "a clarity that allows us mysteriously to live without the need to forget." This is essential reading for poets young and old, writers, and readers seeking insights into the creative process and "the way both poet and reader can find their own way to face solitude."

Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Pages: 74
ISBN: 1941129897
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Release: 2017-12-11
Editor: Vigeo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The ten letters collected here are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of our century. Written when Rainer Maria Rilke was himself still a young man with most of his greatest work before him, they are addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his work, asking for advice about becoming a writer. The two never met, but over a period of several years Rilke wrote him these ten letters, which have been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of readers.

Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties Translations and Considerations

Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties  Translations and Considerations
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke,John J. L. Mood
Pages: 117
ISBN: 9780393310986
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Release: 1994-02-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book was compiled by a Rilke lover for Rilke lovers. John Mood has chosen selections from Rilke and combined them with his own writings and commentary. Included are Rilke's letters on love; poems on love and other difficulties, translated by Mood; shorter selections from Rilke's work; and an essay by Mood. The letters on love present Rilke's exploration of the deepest levels of what love is. His working toward love at these depths was poetic, profound, and thoroughly radical. His language is sensual; his deep spirituality is rooted in the senses. The letters are of crucial importance for those who have passed from puritanism to promiscuity without ever having experienced genuine love. The love poems were written during the period of Rilke's most mature work. They are sensual and explicitly sexual-but they are also tough-minded. The poems reflect great passion and gentle care; his unique joining of the masculine and the feminine is profoundly portrayed. There is also a selection from Rilke's later poems, which many feel are his most significant works. All but a few have appeared in translation only once before. The poems deal with the fundamental difficulty of living-dying, though with greater subtlety, density, and depth than before. The book concludes with a passage from Rilke on the difficulty of writing poetry and of living life; a letter containing an affirmation of life; and Mood's essay on dying, based on Rilke's self-composed epitaph.--Adapted from book jacket.

The Poetry of Rilke

The Poetry of Rilke
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781466872660
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Release: 2014-06-03
Editor: North Point Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the past twenty-five years, North Point Press has been working with Edward Snow, "Rilke's best contemporary translator" (Brian Phillips, The New Republic), to bring into English Rilke's major poetic works. The Poetry of Rilke—the single most comprehensive volume of Rilke's German poetry ever to be published in English—is the culmination of this effort. With more than two hundred and fifty selected poems by Rilke, including complete translations of the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies, The Poetry of Rilke spans the arc of Rilke's work, from the breakthrough poems of The Book of Hours to the visionary masterpieces written only weeks before his death. This landmark bilingual edition also contains all of Snow's commentaries on Rilke, as well as an important new introduction by the award-winning poet Adam Zagajewski. The Poetry of Rilke will stand as the authoritative single-volume translation of Rilke into English for years to come.

Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke,Franz Xaver Kappus,Damion Searls
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1631497677
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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"--

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307787767
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Release: 2011-04-06
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the definitive, widely acclaimed translation of the major prose work of one of our century's greatest poets -- "a masterpiece like no other" (Elizabeth Hardwick) -- Rilke's only novel, extraordinary for its structural uniqueness and purity of language. First published in 1910, it has proven to be one of the most influential and enduring works of fiction of our century. Malte Laurids Brigge is a young Danish nobleman and poet living in Paris. Obsessed with death and with the reality that lurks behind appearances, Brigge muses on his family and their history and on the teeming, alien life of the city. Many of the themes and images that occur in Rilke's poetry can also be found in the novel, prefiguring the modernist movement in its self-awareness and imagistic immediacy.