Letters to a Young Poet (Paperback)
Hythloday Press, 9780692289112, 74pp.
Publication Date: September 11, 2014
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/24/2014)
Mass Market (10/12/1986)
Written in Rilke's early, struggling years, Letters to a Young Poet is a work of beauty and urgency. Its discussion of the young soldier's difficulties in finding his identity and vocation, mirrored in Rilke's own life, have resonated with generations of readers for over a century, and it stands as one of the most beloved and widely read sets of letters in the world.
This new translation by S ren Filipski is both accurate and fluid, capturing the intense, rhapsodic energy of Rilke's writing as well as the precision of his ideas.