Letters to a young poet

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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.

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auth_author2 Burnham, Joan M., Kappus, Franz Xaver, 1883-1966,, Kappus, Franz Xaver, 1883-1966., Snell, Reginald.
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subject_facet Authors, German -- 20th century -- Correspondence, Electronic books, Kappus, Franz Xaver, -- 1883-1966 -- Correspondence, Language Arts & Disciplines; Literary Criticism, Literary Collections / Letters, Rilke, Rainer Maria, -- 1875-1926. -- Correspondence, Rilke, Rainer, Maria, -- 1875-1926 -- Correspondence
title_display Letters to a young poet
title_full Letters to a Young Poet, Letters to a Young Poet [eBook] Rilke, Rainer Maria, Letters to a Young Poet [electronic resource] Rilke, Rainer Maria., Letters to a young poet / Rainer Maria Rilke ; translated by Reginald Snell, Letters to a young poet [electronic resource] Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926,, Letters to a young poet [electronic resource] Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926.
title_short Letters to a young poet
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topic_facet Authors, German, Correspondence, Electronic books, Fiction, Kappus, Franz Xaver, Poetry, Rilke, Rainer Maria, Rilke, Rainer, Maria