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Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

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Written by Rainer Maria RilkeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen MitchellAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stephen Mitchell
Foreword by Stephen MitchellAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stephen Mitchell

  • Format: Paperback, 128 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: October 12, 1986
  • Price: $11.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-394-74104-8 (0-394-74104-8)
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
about this book

Written when the poet was himself still a young man with most of his greatest work before him, they were addressed to a student who had sent Rilke some of his work, asking for advice about becoming a writer. The two never met, but over a period of several years Rilke wrote him these ten letters which can be enjoyed for what Stephen Mitchell calls the "vibrant and deeply felt experience of life" that informs them.