Letters to a Young Poet
Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet

Illustrated by Karel Hruška
  • 13 x 21 cm, 84 pages
  • hardback, thread-stitching, ribbon
  • ISBN 978-3-89919-104-2
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At the beginning of 1903, a pupil at the military academy in Wiener-Neustadt, Franz Xaver Kappus, sends a few poems to Rainer Maria Rilke, already a famous poet, and asks him to examine these texts. A few weeks later, he receives a blue-sealed envelope with a Paris postmark: this is the first of a total of ten letters in which Rilke addresses the subject of his writing, his reading, indeed his entire view of life. To this day, the ‘Letters to a young poet’ are among the best-loved of all Rilke’s works.