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by Charlie Louth,Lewis Hyde,Rainer Maria Rilke


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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 generations of writers and artists of all kinds, including Lady Gaga and Patti Smith.

Rainer Maria Rilke’s powerfully touching letters to an aspiring young poet. Lewis Hyde is the author of the bestseller The Gift. At the start of the twentieth century. A MacArthur fellow and former director of undergraduate creative writing at Harvard University, Hyde is a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Gambier, Ohio. Series: Penguin Classics. Paperback: 112 pages. Publisher: Penguin Classics (March 25, 2014).

The letters were written in the early 1900s when Rilke was about 30 years old. He wrote ten letters to a young poet named Franz Kappus, offering not only advice but a philosophy on how to cultivate the creative spirit.

Letters to a young poet. Introduction by Lewis Hyde. Lewis Hyde is a poet, essayist, translator and cultural critic with a particular interest in the public life of the imagination. His books include The Gift (1993), Trickster Makes This World (1998) and Common as Air (2010). The former director of undergraduate creative writing at Harvard University, Hyde teaches during the fall semester at Kenyon College, where he is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing.

Rainer Maria Rilke’s powerfully touching letters to an aspiring young poet

Rainer Maria Rilke’s powerfully touching letters to an aspiring young poet. 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. With honesty, elegance, and a deep understanding of the loneliness that often comes with being an artist, Rilke’s letters are an endless source of inspiration and comfort.

Rilke’s powerfully touching letters to an aspiring young poet Lewis Hyde’s new introduction explores the context in which these letters were written and how the author embraced his isolation as a creative force.

Rilke’s powerfully touching letters to an aspiring young poet. Lewis Hyde’s new introduction explores the context in which these letters were written and how the author embraced his isolation as a creative force.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Charlie Louth, Lewis Hyde.

Rainer Maria Rilke's powerfully touching letters to an aspiring young poet . For more than 80 years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

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. 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.

1325 quotes from Rainer Maria Rilke: 'Perhaps all the dragons in our lives .

1325 quotes from Rainer Maria Rilke: 'Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. 'Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now look for the answers.

Rainer Maria Rilke’s powerfully touching letters to an aspiring young poet.    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 generations of writers and artists of all kinds, including Lady Gaga and Patti Smith. With honesty, elegance, and a deep understanding of the loneliness that often comes with being an artist, Rilke’s letters are an endless source of inspiration and comfort. Lewis Hyde’s new introduction explores the context in which these letters were written and how the author embraced his isolation as a creative force. This edition also includes Rilke’s later work The Letter from the Young Worker.  For more than 80 years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Comments: (7)

Gardagar
One of the more important books in my life. I've read and reread it for over 4 decades. I read Letters for inspiration, for comfort, for sheer pleasure at the lyricism. I've also been buying copies for friends and younger family members for that long.
Frosha
This is a must read for any artist (regardless of medium) and anyone else with a desire to grow. Rilke confronts not only craft, but love, solitude, and more. I gift this to many friends.
Small Black
I do NOT like this translation!! This is one of my favorite books of all time. I bought a copy of this version for a friend, and didn't realize until I got it that it wasn't by the translator that I originally read. The language in this is so plain and uninspiring - so much of the depth and beauty of the book is lost in this version. If you're going to buy this book, make SURE you buy the one translated by M.D. Herter Norton!! I found out the hard way.
Shakagul
I'm a musician - the hastiness that I always felt when I trying to express my feelings is always a harsh and turbulent issue I have to dealt with everyday. And this is the book I seek for advices when I'm overwhelmed.

The first time I read this book is when I was seventeen. I'm twenty-six now, and the wise words of Rilke's still comfort me and aid me in my path of pursuing my own expressions. I don't know whether those words will fade eventually or lost their weight in the unpredictable and changeable future, but the gifts I'd received are already proven worthwhile.
Binthars
Jam packed full of insight, challenges, and wisdom for artists of every medium. Take your time to savour all the gems in this one.
Bremar
Difficult to follow thought process but enjoyed the underlying meaning of the letters
Zaryagan
Great book which arrived on time and in pristine condition. No complaints at all!
Letters to a Young Poet (Penguin Classics) download epub
Poetry
Author: Charlie Louth,Lewis Hyde,Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN: 0141192321
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics (March 25, 2014)
Pages: 112 pages