Letters to a Young Poet

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577313267

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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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.

A Letter to a Young Poet

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473363071

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 26

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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.

Letters to a Young Poet: With the Letters from the "Young Poet"

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke,Franz Xaver Kappus,Damion Searls

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631497685

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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Nearly a century after the publication of Rilke’s inspirational work, the missing letters of the young poet himself finally appear in this canonical edition. For more than ninety years, eager writers and young poets, even those simply looking for a purpose in life, have embraced the wisdom of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet, first published in 1929. Most readers and scholars assumed that the letters from young poet were forever lost to posterity. Yet, shockingly, the letters were recently discovered by Erich Unglaub, a Rilke scholar, and published in German in 2019. The acclaimed translator Damion Searls has now not only retranslated Rilke’s original letters but also translated the letters by Franz Xaver Kappus, an Austrian military cadet and, yes, aspiring poet. This timeless edition, in addition to joining the two sets of letters together for the first time in English, provides a new window into the workings of Rilke’s visionary poetic and philosophical mind, allowing us to reexperience the literary genius of one of the most inspiring works of twentieth-century literature.

Letters on God and Letters to a Young Woman

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810127407

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 74

View: 1979


Rainer Maria Rilke was a prolific letter writer-- some seven thousand of his letters have survived. This volumes makes available two of the earliest collections of Rilke letters published after his death. The thematic collection Letters on God contains two letters by Rilke, the first an actual letter written during World War I, the second a fictional letter composed after the war. Letters to A Young Woman include 9 letters written to admirer Lisa Heise from 1919 to 1924.

New Letters to a Young Poet

Author: Joan Margarit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974888194

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 120

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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."

Letters to a Young Writer

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408885018

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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I hope there is something here for any young writer – or any older writer, for that matter – who happens to be looking for a teacher to come along, a teacher who, in the end, can really teach nothing at all but fire. From the critically acclaimed Colum McCann, author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin, comes a paean to the power of language, and a direct address to the artistic, professional and philosophical concerns that challenge and sometimes torment an author. Comprising fifty-two short prose pieces, Letters to a Young Writer ranges from practical matters of authorship, such as finding an agent, the pros and cons of creative writing degrees and handling bad reviews, through to the more joyous and celebratory, as McCann elucidates the pleasures to be found in truthful writing, for: 'the best writing makes us glad that we are – however briefly – alive.' Emphatic and empathetic, pragmatic and profound, this is an essential companion to any author's journey – and a deeply personal work from one of our greatest literary voices.

Letters to a Young Artist

Building a Life in Art

Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Tarcher


Category: Art

Page: 164

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Julia Cameron responds to letters and e-mails she has received as a result of her numerous written works, in a collection of correspondences designed to be read as an intimate dialogue between a teacher and student.
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The Completion of a Poem

Letters to Young Poets

Author: Mu Yang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900433940X

Category: Poetry

Page: 178

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Yang Mu’s letters to young poets in The Completion of a Poem offer an inspirational guide to reading and writing poetry. Its comparative analysis of Chinese and Western literary traditions and poetics in general fosters a vision of world poetry.

Diaries of a Young Poet

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393285693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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"In the diaries [Rilke] kept from 1898 to 1900, now translated for the first time . . . the overall impression is that of a genius just coming into his own powers."—Boston Phoenix In April 1898 Rainer Maria Rilke, not yet twenty-three, began a diary of his Florence visit. It was to record, in the form of an imaginary dialogue with his mentor and then-lover, Lou Andreas-Salome, his firsthand experiences of early Renaissance art. The project quickly expanded to include not only thoughts on life, history, and artistic genius, but also unguarded moments of revulsion, self-doubt, and manic expectation. The result is an intimate glimpse into the young Rilke, already experimenting brilliantly with language and metaphor. "For the lover of Rilke, this superb translation of the poet's early diaries will be a watershed. Through Edward Snow's and Michael Winkler's brilliantly supple and faithful translation . . . a new and more balanced picture of Rilke will emerge."—Ralph Freedman

Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke,John J. L. Mood

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393310981

Category: Poetry

Page: 117

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An anthology of Rilke's strongest poetry and prose for both aficionados and new readers. Here is a mini-anthology of poetry and prose for both aficionados and those readers discovering Rainer Maria Rilke for the first time. John J. L. Mood has assembled a collection of Rilke's strongest work, presenting commentary along with the selections. Mood links into an essay passages from letters that show Rilke's profound understanding of men and women and his ardent spirituality, rooted in the senses. Combining passion and sensitivity, the poems on love presented here are often not only sensual but sexual as well. Others pursue perennial themes in his work—death and life, growth and transformation. The book concludes with Rilke's reflections on wisdom and openness to experience, on grasping what is most difficult and turning what is most alien into that which we can most trust.