Rilke wrote these 10 sweepingly emotional letters starting in 1903, addressing a former student of one of his own teachers. These letters - among the most famous and beloved letters of the last century - reveal the deeply felt ideas about life and art that shaped the great poet's work. Those looking for an alluring image of the solitary artist and for an astonishing quotient of wisdom will find both in Letters to a Young Poet. At the start of this millennium, this slender book holds everything a student of the previous century could want: the unedited thoughts of (arguably) the most important European poet of the modern age. For your pleasure we have included some Rilke poetry and prose.
A wonderful gift for writers or for those who love literature!