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Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer Maria Rilke, M.D. Herter Norton
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Letters to a Young Poet 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
tapestry100 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
These are the letter Rainer Maria Rilke wrote to the young, aspiring poet Franz Xaver Kappus. Through these letters, Rilke imparts his thoughts and feelings on living your life to its fullest potential, but to also make sure that you stay true to yourself throughout. I read through this book every couple of years, and it never fails to amaze me how a collection of letters written over 90 years ago can still have so much to offer us today. My copy is dog-eared from multiple readings, with numerous passages underlined, but I still seem to find something new in each reading that is relevant to my life right now.
Scibard More than 1 year ago
This translation is TERRIBLE. It is sawdust in the mouth compared to Stephen Mitchell's translation. This newer translation carries NONE of the poetry and grace conveyed in Rilke's own words. Go buy Stephen Mitchell's translation, instead!
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