Letters to a Young Poet : Little Black Classic

Author(s): Rainer Maria Rilke

Poetry

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 for what Stephen Mitchell calls the "vibrant and deeply felt experience of life" that informs them.


Product Information

Rainer Maria Rilke was born in 1875 in Prague. He studied literature, art history and philosophy in both Munich and Prague, and is often considered one of the German language's greatest 20th century poets. His two most famous verse sequences are the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies; his two most famous prose works are the Letters to a Young Poet and the semi-autobiographical The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

General Fields

  • : 9780241252055
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : March 2016
  • : 161mm X 111mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rainer Maria Rilke
  • : Paperback
  • : 516
  • : English
  • : 831/.912 B
  • : 128