Letters to a Young Poet

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Letters to a Young Poet

By Rainer Maria Rilke; Stephen Mitchell (Translator); Stephen Mitchell (Foreword by)

Vintage, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780394741048, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 1986

Description

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



About the Author
Rainer Marie Rilke, the great Austro-German poet, was the author of many works including Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus. Stephen Mitchell's translations include Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Job, Tao Te Ching, and, most recently, Bhagavad-Gita. He lives in California.


Praise For Letters to a Young Poet

"The common reader will be delighted by Stephen Mitchell’s new translation of that slim and beloved volume by Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet . . . the best yet."
--Los Angeles Times

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