Letters to a Young Poet



In 1903, A Student At A Military Academy Sent Some Of His Verses To A Well Known Austrian Poet, Requesting An Assessment Of Their Value The Older Artist, Rainer Maria Rilke 1875 1926 , Replied To The Novice In This Series Of Letters An Amazing Archive Of Remarkable Insights Into The Ideas Behind Rilke S Greatest Poetry The Ten Letters Reproduced Here Were Written During An Important Stage In Rilke S Artistic Development, And They Contain Many Of The Themes That Later Appeared In His Best Works The Poet Himself Afterwards Stated That His Letters Contained Part Of His Creative Genius, Making This Volume Essential Reading For Scholars, Poetry Lovers, And Anyone With An Interest In Rilke, German Poetry, Or The Creative Impulse.Letters to a Young Poet

Rainer Maria Rilke is considered one of the German language s greatest 20th century poets His haunting images tend to focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.He wrote in both verse and a highly lyrical prose His two mos Rainer Maria Rilke is considered one of the German language s greatest 20th century poets His haunting images tend to focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.He wrote in both verse and a highly lyrical prose 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 He also wrotethan 400 poems in French, dedicated to his homeland of choice, the canton of Valais in Switzerland

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  • Paperback
  • 80 pages
  • Letters to a Young Poet
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
  • English
  • 11 October 2017
  • 0486422453

10 thoughts on “Letters to a Young Poet

  1. says:

    Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows. Rainer Maria Rilke puts forth the question must I writein these letters from the great poet to the unknown Mr Kappus Dig into yourself for a deep answer, he tells the young poet, and if this answer rights out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple I must , then build your life in accordance with this necessity. Letters To A Young Poet, written between 1903 08, contains some of the mo Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows. Rainer Maria Rilke puts forth the question must I writein these letters from the great poet to the unknown Mr Kappus Dig into yourself for a deep answer, he tells the young poet, and if this answer rights out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple I must , then build your life in accordance with this necessity. Letters To A Young Poet, written between 1903 08, contains some of the most passionately moving words of encouragement and examination into the life of an artist Rilke advises that a work of art is good if it has risen out of necessity , that they must feel they would have ...

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    Rilke 1875 1926 was a famous German poet, born in Prague He traveled widely throughout Europe, married and had a daughter A dozen years out of school, after Rilke had achieved some fame as a poet, a young man wrote to him asking for advice about life and poetry Rilke wrote ten letters to him over five years The young boy was romantic, frail and dreamy a prisoner, so to speak, in a military boarding school where he was subject to strict discipline, bullying and humiliation It was the same Rilke 1875 1926 was a famous German poet, born in Prague He traveled widely throughout Europe, married and had a daughter A dozen years out of school, after Rilke had achieved some fame as a poet, a young man wrote to him asking for advice about life and poetry Rilke wrote ten letters to him over five years The young boy was romantic, frail and dreamy a prisoner, so to speak, in a military boarding school where he was subject to strict discipline, bullying and humiliation It was the same school that Rilke s father sent him to in preparation for a career as a military officer And all those adjectives also applied to Rilke who had been in the identical situation So, in a sense, Rilke poured his heart out writing to his younger self Some of Rilke s writings in the ten letters For the creative artis...

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    Letters to a Young PoetRainer Maria Rilke Letters to young poet , written by famed poet Rainer Maria Rilke, starts with aimaginarypoetMr Kappusseeking affirmation, from the great German poet, whether he should write The book continues with a series of letters which are generous answers, to the letters by Young Worker , by Rilke, who was only 28 then, at length, and in great detail about what constitutes creativity and poetry, and how to channel the former into the latter When you r Letters to a Young PoetRainer Maria Rilke Letters to young poet , written by famed poet Rainer Maria Rilke, starts with aimaginarypoetMr Kappusseeking affirmation, from the great German poet, whether he should write The book continues with a series of letters which are generous answers, to the letters by Young Worker , by Rilke, who was only 28 then, at length, an...

  4. says:

    The last book for the year The soothing, gentle, unimposing yet wise voice of Rilke what better way to fold up onechapter in life and open another, with hope forsuffering and joys in apt measure This little book has been my companion for four years now, always half finished, and it feels strange to finally remove the bookmark and to keep it aside.Read it with a forgiving bend Keep in mind that Rilke never wrote them with an intention to publish, it was mostly an attempt to conve The last book for the year The soothing, gentle, unimposing yet wise voice of Rilke what better way to fold up onechapter in life and open another, with hope forsuffering and joys in apt measure This little book has been my companion for four years now, always half finished, and it feels strange to finally remove the bookmark and to keep it aside.Read it with a forgiving bend Keep in mind that Rilke never wrote them with an intention to publish, it was mostly an attempt to convey a few truths t...

  5. says:

    Dear Mr Rilke,Assuming it to be a frequent phenomenon with you, I partake in pleasure and liberty of appointing you the receiver of yet another letter, from a besotted admirer of your wisdom and expression.You see I have always felt that the best stories are those that we wish turned true stories that uplift us with their depths and spring us back to the surface to stay afloat stories that carry our thoug...

  6. says:

    Dear Mr Rilke, How can I thank you enough for these marvelously heartfelt letters, full of inspiration, beauty and wisdom They are a glorious gift, a gospel of wonderful words which I will follow all the days of my life.Dear Reader,If there is one thing I would say to you, it is to caution you against immoderation, against lavish and excessive language When you write, try to say what y...

  7. says:

    In which Rainer Maria Rilke, both mercilessly and mercifully, bashes me over the head with a baseball bat from the other side of the Great Whatever.

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    I always underline in books, either for the wise quotes that teach or the pure beauty of the passage About ten pages into this book, though, I gave up underlining as nearly every sentence was a combination of beauty and wisdom These letters to a young man he never even met are inspiring in their honesty, teaching to cherish your solitude, to walk inside yourself and meet no one for hours to be solitary as you were when you were a child, when the grownups walked around involved with matt I always underline in books, either for the wise quotes that teach or the pure beauty of the passage About ten pa...

  10. says:

    Twelve years on and it will have been a ten by ten span of time since you left, Rilke.Left on high, left to below both word andhope, hope, most of all hope Your heart you gave,and for that we love.I d like to rhyme in metered line alongthe likes of you, but too long ago yourpoetry graced my eyes What lies left s a feeling fit for tears and joy alone, andsomber light it is.Your maudlin days do not astonish, formany a kindred of mine has sufferedth...

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