πŸ“’ Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
πŸ“’ Publisher : Mjf Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2002-05-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 221
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1567315208
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Poetry

SYNOPSIS : This volume collects essential work by one of the twentieth century's greatest writers, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926). Rilke's prose and poetry is necessary reading for anyone interested in modern literature, but the poet's words will captivate anyone who wishes to take a deep look at life -- and at themselves. Letters to a Young Poet, one of the best-loved books among writers even today, contains Rilke's wise, nurturing missives to another aspiring young writer, Franz Xaver Kappus, who looked to Rilke for spiritual and creative guidance. Rilke's response turned the questioner's gaze around to point within himself in the quest for answers to life and art's big questions. Rlike rejects any reliance on others to validate one's artistic endeavors. He believed writing is an inner journey, a slow process of self-discovery. Yet the poet also encourages Kappus to observe his own life and surroundings to find his subject matter and inspiration. The poet must transform the everyday reality that's all around him.


πŸ“’ Author : Virginia Woolf
πŸ“’ Publisher : Read Books Ltd
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-08-17
πŸ“’ Pages : 26
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781473363076
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Collections

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
πŸ“’ Publisher : Vintage
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-02-16
πŸ“’ Pages : 128
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780307787231
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Collections

SYNOPSIS : Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come.


πŸ“’ Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
πŸ“’ Publisher : New World Library
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-10-04
πŸ“’ Pages : 128
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1577313267
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
πŸ“’ Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1998-11-17
πŸ“’ Pages : 336
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780393285697
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : "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."β€”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."β€”Ralph Freedman


πŸ“’ Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin UK
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-04-07
πŸ“’ Pages : 160
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780141960470
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Collections

SYNOPSIS : Originally written to a young man considering a career in the German military, Rainer Maria Rilke's beautiful letters explore a huge range of subjects delicately and with a passionate sensitivity. The recipient, Franz Kappus, began to send his poetry to the 27-year-old Rilke when a student, seeking advice. Their correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908, and Kappus collated and published the ten letters after Rilke's death. The letters contain insights which are as profound today as when they were written, touching on sexuality, love, creativity and other aspects of the human condition. The book is perenially and hugely influential in the US, where it enjoys the accolade of being Lady Gaga's favourite book.


πŸ“’ Author : Rachel Corbett
πŸ“’ Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-09-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 336
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780393245066
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Winner of the 2016 Marfield Prize In 1902, Rainer Maria Rilkeβ€”then a struggling poet in Germanyβ€”went to Paris to research and write a short book about the sculptor Auguste Rodin. The two were almost polar opposites: Rilke in his twenties, delicate and unknown; Rodin in his sixties, carnal and revered. Yet they fell into an instantaneous friendship. Transporting readers to early twentieth-century Paris, Rachel Corbett’s You Must Change Your Life is a vibrant portrait of Rilke and Rodin and their circle, revealing how deeply Rodin’s ideas about art and creativity influenced Rilke’s classic Letters to a Young Poet.


πŸ“’ Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
πŸ“’ Publisher : Modern Library
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-01-21
πŸ“’ Pages : 640
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780804153577
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Poetry

SYNOPSIS : The reputation of Rainer Maria Rilke has grown steadily since his death in 1926; today he is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the twentieth century. This Modern Library edition presents Stephen Mitchell’s acclaimed translations of Rilke, which have won praise for their re-creation of the poet’s rich formal music and depth of thought. β€œIf Rilke had written in English,” Denis Donoghue wrote in The New York Times Book Review, β€œhe would have written in this English.” Ahead of All Parting is an abundant selection of Rilke’s lifework. It contains representative poems from his early collections The Book of Hours and The Book of Pictures; many selections from the revolutionary New Poems, which drew inspiration from Rodin and Cezanne; the hitherto little-known β€œRequiem for a Friend”; and a generous selection of the late uncollected poems, which constitute some of his finest work. Included too are passages from Rilke’s influential novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, and nine of his brilliant uncollected prose pieces. Finally, the book presents the poet’s two greatest masterpieces in their entirety: the Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus. β€œRilke’s voice, with its extraordinary combination of formality, power, speed and lightness, can be heard in Mr. Mitchell’s versions more clearly than in any others,” said W. S. Merwin. β€œHis work is masterful.”


πŸ“’ Author : Rosinka Chaudhuri
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin UK
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-03-21
πŸ“’ Pages : 424
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9789351186366
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Collections

SYNOPSIS : As a young man, Rabindranath Tagore wrote a series of letters to his niece during what he described as the most productive period of his life. By turns contemplative and playful, gentle and impassioned, Tagore’s letters abound in incredible insightsβ€”from sharply comical portrayals of English sahibs to lively anecdotes about family life, from thoughts on the nature of poetry to spiritual contemplation and inner feeling. And coursing through all these letters, like a ceaseless heartbeat, is Tagore’s deep love for the natural splendour of Bengal. In this manner, this volume also serves as a prose companion to his magnificent work Gitanjali. Letters from a Young Poet shimmers with wit and warmth, and offers unforgettable vignettes of the young poet in those happy days before extraordinary fame found him.


πŸ“’ Author : Joan Margarit
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010
πŸ“’ Pages : 120
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0974888192
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Collections

SYNOPSIS : In these intimate pages, award-winning Catalan poet Joan Margarit offers a passionate defense of poetry and of the intelligible poemβ€”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."