Letters to a Young Poet
  • Release Date : 17 April 2019
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Categories : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 80 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780486831855
  • ISBN 10 : 048683185X
Score: 4
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Synopsis : Letters to a Young Poet written by Rainer Maria Rilke, published by Courier Dover Publications which was released on 17 April 2019. Download Letters to a Young Poet Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. 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.