Letters to a Young Poet (Hardcover)

By Rainer Maria Rilke, Joan M. Burnham (Translator), Kent Nerburn (Foreword by)
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These have been called the most famous and beloved letters of the 20th century. Rainer Maria Rilke himself said that much of his creative expression went into his correspondence, and here he touches upon subjects that will interest writers, artists, and thinkers. Letters to a Young Poet is a classic that should be read by everyone who dreams of expressing themselves creatively. This luminous translation offers inspiration to all people who seek to know and express their inner truth. This edition features a new foreword by Kent Nerburn, author of Small Graces and Letters to My Son.

About the Author


Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) is considered one of the greatest poets who ever wrote in the German language. His most famous works are Sonnets to Orpheus, The Duino Elegies, Letters to a Young Poet, and The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. His collected work is comprised of hundreds of other poems, essays, plays, and stories.



Nerburn received his PhD in religion and art from Graduate Theological Union in conjunction with the University of California at Berkeley. He is a former sculptor of religious art.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781577311553
ISBN-10: 1577311558
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: March 7th, 2000
Pages: 101
Language: English