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Letters on Life

Letters on Life

Letters on Life

By Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Ulrich Baer

“Baer’s translations are eloquent, and his splendid Introduction is sensitive, thorough, and illuminating.”—Burton Pike, professor emeritus of comparative literature at City University of New York

“An indispensable resource.”—Booklist Modern Language Studies

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.

272 pages
Modern Library, 2006
5.4 x 0.6 x 7.2 inches
ISBN 9780812969023
Letters, Correspondence

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