Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2021-04-14
ISBN 10: 0486847500
ISBN 13: 9780486847504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to a Young Poet Book Review:

Essential reading for scholars, poetry lovers, and anyone with an interest in Rainer Maria Rilke, German poetry, or the creative impulse, these ten letters of correspondence between Rilke and a young aspiring poet reveal elements from the inner workings of his own poetic identity. The letters coincided with an important stage of his artistic development and readers can trace many of the themes that later emerge in his best works to these messages—Rilke himself stated these letters contained part of his creative genius.

Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publsiher: Mjf Books
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2002-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781567315202
ISBN 13: 1567315208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to a Young Poet Book Review:

This volume collects essential work by one of the twentieth century's greatest writers, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926). Rilke's prose and poetry is necessary reading for anyone interested in modern literature, but the poet's words will captivate anyone who wishes to take a deep look at life -- and at themselves. Letters to a Young Poet, one of the best-loved books among writers even today, contains Rilke's wise, nurturing missives to another aspiring young writer, Franz Xaver Kappus, who looked to Rilke for spiritual and creative guidance. Rilke's response turned the questioner's gaze around to point within himself in the quest for answers to life and art's big questions. Rlike rejects any reliance on others to validate one's artistic endeavors. He believed writing is an inner journey, a slow process of self-discovery. Yet the poet also encourages Kappus to observe his own life and surroundings to find his subject matter and inspiration. The poet must transform the everyday reality that's all around him.

Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1993-09-17
ISBN 10: 0393350460
ISBN 13: 9780393350463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to a Young Poet Book Review:

Rilke's timeless letters about poetry, sensitive observation, and the complicated workings of the human heart. Born in 1875, the great German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke published his first collection of poems in 1898 and went on to become renowned for his delicate depiction of the workings of the human heart. Drawn by some sympathetic note in his poems, young people often wrote to Rilke with their problems and hopes. From 1903 to 1908 Rilke wrote a series of remarkable responses to a young, would-be poet on poetry and on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world. Those letters, still a fresh source of inspiration and insight, are accompanied here by a chronicle of Rilke's life that shows what he was experiencing in his own relationship to life and work when he wrote them.

Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 0834843676
ISBN 13: 9780834843677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to a Young Poet Book Review:

A fresh perspective on a beloved classic by acclaimed translators Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy. German poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s (1875–1926) Letters to a Young Poet has been treasured by readers for nearly a century. Rilke’s personal reflections on the vocation of writing and the experience of living urge an aspiring poet to look inward, while also offering sage wisdom on further issues including gender, solitude, and romantic love. Barrows and Macy’s translation extends this compilation of timeless advice and wisdom to a fresh generation of readers. With a new introduction and commentary, this edition places the letters in the context of today’s world and the unique challenges we face when seeking authenticity.

The Dark Interval

The Dark Interval
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 0525509852
ISBN 13: 9780525509851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Interval Book Review:

From the writer of the classic Letters to a Young Poet, reflections on grief and loss, collected and published here in one volume for the first time. “A great poet’s reflections on our greatest mystery.”—Billy Collins “A treasure . . . The solace Rilke offers is uncommon, uplifting and necessary.”—The Guardian Gleaned from Rainer Maria Rilke’s voluminous, never-before-translated letters to bereaved friends and acquaintances, The Dark Interval is a profound vision of the mourning process and a meditation on death’s place in our lives. Following the format of Letters to a Young Poet, this book arranges Rilke’s letters into an uninterrupted sequence, showcasing the full range of the great author’s thoughts on death and dying, as well as his sensitive and moving expressions of consolation and condolence. Presented with care and authority by master translator Ulrich Baer, The Dark Interval is a literary treasure, an indispensable resource for anyone searching for solace, comfort, and meaning in a time of grief. Praise for The Dark Interval “Even though each of these letters of condolence is personalized with intimate detail, together they hammer home Rilke’s remarkable truth about the death of another: that the pain of it can force us into a ‘deeper . . . level of life’ and render us more ‘vibrant.’ Here we have a great poet’s reflections on our greatest mystery.”—Billy Collins “As we live our lives, it is possible to feel not sadness or melancholy but a rush of power as the life of others passes into us. This rhapsodic volume teaches us that death is not a negation but a deepening experience in the onslaught of existence. What a wise and victorious book!”—Henri Cole

A Letter to a Young Poet

A Letter to a Young Poet
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN 10: 1473363071
ISBN 13: 9781473363076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Letter to a Young Poet Book Review:

First published in 1932, “A Letter to a Young Poet” is an essay by Virginia Woolf. Written in epistolary form, it is a response to the writer John Lehman's request for Woolf to explain her views on contemporary poetry. A fascinating insight into the mind of one of England's greatest feminist writers not to be missed by fans and collectors of her seminal work. Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was an English writer. She is widely hailed as being among the most influential modernist authors of the 20th century and a pioneer of stream of consciousness narration. Woolf was a central figure in the feminist criticism movement of the 1970s, her works having inspired countless women to take up the cause. She suffered numerous nervous breakdowns during her life primarily as a result of the deaths of family members, and it is now believed that she may have suffered from bipolar disorder. In 1941, Woolf drowned herself in the River Ouse at Lewes, aged 59. Contents include: “Virginia Woolf”, “Craftsmanship - BBC Broadcast on April 20th, 1937”, and “A Letter to a Young Poet - First Published in the Yale Review, June 1932”. Read & Co. Great Essays is republishing this classic essay now in a brand new edition complete with Woolf's essay “Craftsmanship”.

Ahead of All Parting

Ahead of All Parting
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2015-01-21
ISBN 10: 0804153574
ISBN 13: 9780804153577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ahead of All Parting Book Review:

The reputation of Rainer Maria Rilke has grown steadily since his death in 1926; today he is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the twentieth century. This Modern Library edition presents Stephen Mitchell’s acclaimed translations of Rilke, which have won praise for their re-creation of the poet’s rich formal music and depth of thought. “If Rilke had written in English,” Denis Donoghue wrote in The New York Times Book Review, “he would have written in this English.” Ahead of All Parting is an abundant selection of Rilke’s lifework. It contains representative poems from his early collections The Book of Hours and The Book of Pictures; many selections from the revolutionary New Poems, which drew inspiration from Rodin and Cezanne; the hitherto little-known “Requiem for a Friend”; and a generous selection of the late uncollected poems, which constitute some of his finest work. Included too are passages from Rilke’s influential novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, and nine of his brilliant uncollected prose pieces. Finally, the book presents the poet’s two greatest masterpieces in their entirety: the Duino Elegies and The Sonnets to Orpheus. “Rilke’s voice, with its extraordinary combination of formality, power, speed and lightness, can be heard in Mr. Mitchell’s versions more clearly than in any others,” said W. S. Merwin. “His work is masterful.”

Diaries of a Young Poet

Diaries of a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1998-11-17
ISBN 10: 0393285693
ISBN 13: 9780393285697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diaries of a Young Poet Book Review:

"In the diaries [Rilke] kept from 1898 to 1900, now translated for the first time . . . the overall impression is that of a genius just coming into his own powers."—Boston Phoenix In April 1898 Rainer Maria Rilke, not yet twenty-three, began a diary of his Florence visit. It was to record, in the form of an imaginary dialogue with his mentor and then-lover, Lou Andreas-Salome, his firsthand experiences of early Renaissance art. The project quickly expanded to include not only thoughts on life, history, and artistic genius, but also unguarded moments of revulsion, self-doubt, and manic expectation. The result is an intimate glimpse into the young Rilke, already experimenting brilliantly with language and metaphor. "For the lover of Rilke, this superb translation of the poet's early diaries will be a watershed. Through Edward Snow's and Michael Winkler's brilliantly supple and faithful translation . . . a new and more balanced picture of Rilke will emerge."—Ralph Freedman

A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet

A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1721
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OXFORD:N11724312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet Book Review:

Rilke s Book of Hours

Rilke s Book of Hours
Author: Anita Barrows
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005-11-01
ISBN 10: 1440628327
ISBN 13: 9781440628320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rilke s Book of Hours Book Review:

A FINALIST FOR THE PEN/WEST TRANSLATION AWARD The 100th Anniversary Edition of a global classic, containing beautiful translations along with the original German text. While visiting Russia in his twenties, Rainer Maria Rilke, one of the twentieth century's greatest poets, was moved by a spirituality he encountered there. Inspired, Rilke returned to Germany and put down on paper what he felt were spontaneously received prayers. Rilke's Book of Hours is the invigorating vision of spiritual practice for the secular world, and a work that seems remarkably prescient today, one hundred years after it was written. Rilke's Book of Hours shares with the reader a new kind of intimacy with God, or the divine—a reciprocal relationship between the divine and the ordinary in which God needs us as much as we need God. Rilke influenced generations of writers with his Letters to a Young Poet, and now Rilke's Book of Hours tells us that our role in the world is to love it and thereby love God into being. These fresh translations rendered by Joanna Macy, a mystic and spiritual teacher, and Anita Barrows, a skilled poet, capture Rilke's spirit as no one has done before.

Prayers of a Young Poet

Prayers of a Young Poet
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publsiher: Paraclete Press (MA)
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781612616414
ISBN 13: 1612616410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prayers of a Young Poet Book Review:

This volume marks the first translation of these prayer-poems into English. Originally written in 1899, Rilke wrote them upon returning to Germany from his first trip to Russia. His experience of the East shaped him profoundly. He found himself entranced by Orthodox churches and monasteries, above all by the icons that seemed to him like flames glowing in dark spaces. He intended these poems as icons of sorts, gestures that could illumine a way for seekers in the darkness. As Rilke here writes, "I love the dark hours of my being, for they deepen my senses."

Letters on Life

Letters on Life
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307431371
ISBN 13: 9780307431370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters on Life Book Review:

Gleaned from Rainer Maria Rilke’s voluminous, never-before-translated correspondence, this volume offers the best writings and personal philosophy of one of the twentieth century’s greatest poets. The result is a profound vision of how the human drive to create and understand can guide us in every facet of life. Arranged by theme–from everyday existence with others to the exhilarations of love and the experience of loss, from dealing with adversity to the nature of inspiration–here are Rilke’s thoughts on how to infuse everyday life with beauty, wonder, and meaning. Intimate, stylistically masterful, brilliantly translated and assembled, and brimming with the passion of Rilke, Letters on Life is a font of wisdom and a perfect book for all occasions.

Niels Lyhne

Niels Lyhne
Author: Jens Peter Jacobsen
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: EAN:4066338088857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Niels Lyhne Book Review:

"Niels Lyhne" by Jens Peter Jacobsen. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

You Must Change Your Life The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin

You Must Change Your Life  The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin
Author: Rachel Corbett
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 0393245063
ISBN 13: 9780393245066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Must Change Your Life The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin Book Review:

Winner of the 2016 Marfield Prize In 1902, Rainer Maria Rilke—then a struggling poet in Germany—went to Paris to research and write a short book about the sculptor Auguste Rodin. The two were almost polar opposites: Rilke in his twenties, delicate and unknown; Rodin in his sixties, carnal and revered. Yet they fell into an instantaneous friendship. Transporting readers to early twentieth-century Paris, Rachel Corbett’s You Must Change Your Life is a vibrant portrait of Rilke and Rodin and their circle, revealing how deeply Rodin’s ideas about art and creativity influenced Rilke’s classic Letters to a Young Poet.

Letters from a Young Poet

Letters from a Young Poet
Author: Rosinka Chaudhuri
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2014-03-21
ISBN 10: 9351186369
ISBN 13: 9789351186366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from a Young Poet Book Review:

As a young man, Rabindranath Tagore wrote a series of letters to his niece during what he described as the most productive period of his life. By turns contemplative and playful, gentle and impassioned, Tagore’s letters abound in incredible insights—from sharply comical portrayals of English sahibs to lively anecdotes about family life, from thoughts on the nature of poetry to spiritual contemplation and inner feeling. And coursing through all these letters, like a ceaseless heartbeat, is Tagore’s deep love for the natural splendour of Bengal. In this manner, this volume also serves as a prose companion to his magnificent work Gitanjali. Letters from a Young Poet shimmers with wit and warmth, and offers unforgettable vignettes of the young poet in those happy days before extraordinary fame found him.

New Letters to a Young Poet

New Letters to a Young Poet
Author: Joan Margarit
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780974888194
ISBN 13: 0974888192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Letters to a Young Poet Book Review:

In these intimate pages, award-winning Catalan poet Joan Margarit offers a passionate defense of poetry and of the intelligible poem—the well-made text that can provide refuge, wisdom, and consolation. Inspired by Rilke's classic Letters to a Young Poet, this slender volume explores poetry as vocation, obsession, and partnership between writer and reader, a "road toward inner growth." For Margarit, poetry promises "a clarity that allows us mysteriously to live without the need to forget." This is essential reading for poets young and old, writers, and readers seeking insights into the creative process and "the way both poet and reader can find their own way to face solitude."

Letters to a Young Scientist

Letters to a Young Scientist
Author: Edward O. Wilson
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 0871407000
ISBN 13: 9780871407009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to a Young Scientist Book Review:

Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation. Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Reflecting on his coming-of-age in the South as a Boy Scout and a lover of ants and butterflies, Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each richly illustrated, with autobiographical anecdotes that illuminate his career—both his successes and his failures—and his motivations for becoming a biologist. At a time in human history when our survival is more than ever linked to our understanding of science, Wilson insists that success in the sciences does not depend on mathematical skill, but rather a passion for finding a problem and solving it. From the collapse of stars to the exploration of rain forests and the oceans’ depths, Wilson instills a love of the innate creativity of science and a respect for the human being’s modest place in the planet’s ecosystem in his readers.

Lust for Life

Lust for Life
Author: Irving Stone
Publsiher: Arrow
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN 10: 9781787461390
ISBN 13: 1787461394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lust for Life Book Review:

Lust for Life is the classic fictional re-telling of the incredible life of Vincent Van Gogh. "Vincent is not dead. He will never die. His love, his genius, the great beauty he has created will go on forever, enriching the world... He was a colossus... a great painter... a great philosopher... a martyr to his love of art. " Walking down the streets of Paris the young Vincent Van Gogh didn't feel like he belonged. Battling poverty, repeated heartbreak and familial obligation, Van Gogh was a man plagued by his own creative urge but with no outlet to express it. Until the day he picked up a paintbrush. Written with raw insight and emotion, follow the artist through his tormented life, struggling against critical discouragement and mental turmoil and bare witness to his creative journey from a struggling artist to one of the world's most celebrated artists.

Letters to a Young Athlete

Letters to a Young Athlete
Author: Chris Bosh
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 1984881795
ISBN 13: 9781984881793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to a Young Athlete Book Review:

A legendary NBA player shares his remarkable story, infused with hard-earned wisdom about the journey to self-mastery from a life at the highest level of professional sports Chris Bosh, NBA Hall of Famer, eleven-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and the league’s Global Ambassador, had his playing days cut short at their prime by a freak medical condition. His extraordinary career ended “in a doctor’s office in the middle of the afternoon.” Forced to reckon with moving forward, he found himself looking back over the course he'd taken, to the pinnacle of the NBA and beyond. Reflecting on all he had learned from a long list of basketball legends, from LeBron and Kobe to Pat Riley and Coach K, he saw that his important lessons weren’t about basketball so much as the inner game of success—right attitude, right commitment, right flow within a team. Now he shares that journey, giving us a view from the inside of what greatness feels like and what it takes. Letters to a Young Athlete offers a proven path for taming your inner voice and making it your ally, through the challenges of failure and success alike.

Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties Translations and Considerations

Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties  Translations and Considerations
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke,John J. L. Mood
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 117
Release: 1994-02-17
ISBN 10: 0393310981
ISBN 13: 9780393310986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties Translations and Considerations Book Review:

This book was compiled by a Rilke lover for Rilke lovers. John Mood has chosen selections from Rilke and combined them with his own writings and commentary. Included are Rilke's letters on love; poems on love and other difficulties, translated by Mood; shorter selections from Rilke's work; and an essay by Mood. The letters on love present Rilke's exploration of the deepest levels of what love is. His working toward love at these depths was poetic, profound, and thoroughly radical. His language is sensual; his deep spirituality is rooted in the senses. The letters are of crucial importance for those who have passed from puritanism to promiscuity without ever having experienced genuine love. The love poems were written during the period of Rilke's most mature work. They are sensual and explicitly sexual-but they are also tough-minded. The poems reflect great passion and gentle care; his unique joining of the masculine and the feminine is profoundly portrayed. There is also a selection from Rilke's later poems, which many feel are his most significant works. All but a few have appeared in translation only once before. The poems deal with the fundamental difficulty of living-dying, though with greater subtlety, density, and depth than before. The book concludes with a passage from Rilke on the difficulty of writing poetry and of living life; a letter containing an affirmation of life; and Mood's essay on dying, based on Rilke's self-composed epitaph.--Adapted from book jacket.