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: un

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.

Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke,Franz Xaver Kappus,Reginald Snell
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780486422459
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Release: 2002-05-08
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Letters written to F.X. Kappus during the years 1903-1908.

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: 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: 109
ISBN: 9780679642329
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Release: 2001
Editor: Modern Library (Hardcover)
Language: un

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.”

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.

A Year with Rilke

A Year with Rilke
Author: Anita Barrows,Joanna Macy
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780061986956
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Release: 2009-11-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the most beloved poets of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke is widely celebrated for his depth of insight and timeless relevance. He has influenced generations of writers with his classic Letters to a Young Poet, and his reflections on the divine and our place in the world are disarmingly profound. A Year with Rilke provides the first ever reading from Rilke for every day of the year, including selections from his luminous poetry, his piercing prose, and his intimate letters and journals. Rilke is a trusted guide amid the bustle of our daily experience, reflecting on such themes as impermanence, the beauty of creation, the voice of God, and the importance of solitude. With new translations from the editors, whose acclaimed translation of Rilke's The Book of Hours won an ardent readership, this collection reveals the depth and breadth of Rilke's acclaimed work.

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.

Niels Lyhne

Niels Lyhne
Author: Jens Peter Jacobsen
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9798687541466
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Release: 2021-01-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book Excerpt: ...they were no longer illumined by hope. Moreover, she had learned that they were only dreams--distant, illusive dreams, which no longing in the world could ever draw down to her earth. When she abandoned herself to them now, it was with a sense of weariness, while an accusing inner voice told her that she was like the drunkard who knows that his passion is destroying him, that every debauch means strength taken from his weakness and added to the power of his desire. But the voice sounded in vain, for a life soberly lived, without the fair vice of dreams, was no life at all--life had exactly the value that dreams gave it and no more.So widely different, then, were Niels Lyhne's father and mother, the two friendly powers that struggled unconsciously for mastery over his young soul from the moment the first gleam of intelligence in him gave them something to work on. As the child grew older, the struggle became more intense and was waged with a greater variety of weapons.The faculty in the boy thr...

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.

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!

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 Pleasures of the Damned

The Pleasures of the Damned
Author: Charles Bukowski
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780061749520
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature and a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he wrote unflinchingly about booze, work, and women, in raw, street-tough poems whose truth has struck a chord with generations of readers. Edited by John Martin, the legendary publisher of Black Sparrow Press and a close friend of Bukowski's, The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best works from Bukowski's long poetic career, including the last of his never-before-collected poems. Celebrating the full range of the poet's extraordinary and surprising sensibility, and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a rich lifetime of experiences and speak to Bukowski's “immense intelligence, the caring heart that saw through the sham of our pretenses and had pity on our human condition” (New York Quarterly). The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both longtime fans and those just discovering this unique and legendary American voice.

Letters to a Young Writer

Letters to a Young Writer
Author: Colum McCann
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781443453165
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Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Thirteen Ways of Looking and TransAtlantic, a compassionate series of letters to young writers embarking on their careers, which grew out of the weekly advice McCann posts on his website.

The World Is Made of Stories

The World Is Made of Stories
Author: David R. Loy
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780861719259
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Release: 2010-05-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this dynamic and utterly novel presentation, David Loy explores the fascinating proposition that the stories we tell--about what is and is not possible, about ourselves, about right and wrong, life and death, about the world and everything in it--become the very building blocks of our experience and of reality itself. Loy uses an intriguing mixture of quotations from familiar and less-familiar sources and brief stand-alone micro-essays, engaging the reader in challenging and illuminating dialogue. As we come to see that the world is made--in a word--of stories, we come to a richer understanding of that most elusive of Buddhist ideas: shunyata, the "generative emptiness" that is the all-pervading quality inherent to all mental and physical forms in our ever-changing world. Reminiscent of Zen koans and works of sophisticated poetry, this book will reward both a casual read and deep reflection.

Letters to a young woman

Letters to a young woman
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9789898721044
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Release: 2014-05-20
Editor: Atlântico Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) was an avid letter writer, and more than 7.000 of his letters have survived. One of his best known collection is Rilke’s Letter to a young woman, published in 1930. This collection gathers several letters that Rilke wrote to Lisa Heise between 1919 and 1924. Rilke was in his 40s at the time of the first letter; Heise was 26 . Her husband of three years had left her and her 2-year-old son. Though Rilke and Heise never met, Rilke emerges in these letters as the compassionate listener and patient teacher. In his final letter to Heise, her situation much improved, Rilke writes: "And what does living mean but this courage to fully grow into a cast, which one day will be broken off from our new shoulders." The result, he says, will be a joyful freedom. The poet would die two years later. Letters to a young woman integrates the collection “Classics of World Literature”, developed by Atlântico Press, a publisher company present in the global editorial market, since 1992.

Inside Out Back Again

Inside Out   Back Again
Author: Thanhha Lai
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780702251177
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Release: 2013-03
Editor: Univ. of Queensland Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

50 Ways to Get a Job

50 Ways to Get a Job
Author: Dev Aujla
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781524705220
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Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new personalized way to find the perfect job—while staying calm during the process. You are so much more than a resume or job application, but how can you communicate that to your potential employer? You need to learn to ask the right questions, stop using job sites, and start doing the work that actually counts. Based on information gained from over 400,000 individuals who have used these exercises, this book reveals career expert Dev Aujla’s tried-and-tested method for job seekers at every stage of their career. Filled with anecdotes and advice from professionals ranging from a wilderness guide to an architect, it includes quick-step exercises that help you avoid the common pitfalls of navigating a modern career. Whether you've just decided to start the hunt or you're gearing up for a big interview, 50 Ways to Get a Job will keep you poised, on-track, and motivated right up to landing your dream career.

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."