Letters to a Young Poet. Rainer Maria Rilke.
Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1954. Revised Edition. Hardcover.

Translated by M. D. Herter Norton, this new revised edition has a revised English text intended to better reflect the meaning and spirit of the original.  Uncommon in cloth.

German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke published his first collection of poems in 1898. Drawn by some sympathetic note in his poems, young people often wrote to Rilke for guidance on their lives and work. The ten letters collected here were written to a young would-be poet between the years 1903 to 1908 and Rilke provides valuable guidance on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world that continues to resonate for all of us. The letters are followed by biographical notes that give an account of the poet’s own life at the time.

Item #900994

5-1/2 x 8-1/4", brick cloth, 123pp.

Moderate foxing to endpapers and top-edge, cloth bright, square, in foxed, spine-faded dust wrapper with two short tears to top-edge, in protective mylar.

Price: $75.00