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    Letters to a Young Poet

    By: Rainer Maria Rilke

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    ISBN
    9780141192321
    Date Released
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    Paperback
    Pages
    112
     

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    Most unsayable of all are works of art, mysterious existences whose lives exist alongside ours'

    At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on writing, love, sex, suffering and the nature of advice itself; these profound and lyrical letters have since become hugely influential for writers and artists of all kinds. This book also contains the 'Letter from a Young Worker', a striking polemic against Christianity written in letter-form, near the end of Rilke's life.

    In Lewis Hyde's introduction, he explores the context in which these letters were written and how the author embraced his isolation as a creative force. Charlie Louth's afterword discusses the similarities and contrasts of the two works, and Rilke's religious and sexual wordplay. This edition also contains a chronology, notes, and suggested further reading.

    Translated, edited and with notes and an afterword by Charlie Louth

    Introduced by Lewis Hyde

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