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  • Published: 15 July 2006
  • ISBN: 9780812969023
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $27.99

Letters on Life

New Prose Translations



Gleaned from Rainer Maria Rilke’s voluminous, never-before-translated correspondence, this volume offersthe 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.

  • Published: 15 July 2006
  • ISBN: 9780812969023
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

RAINER MARIA RILKE

RAINER MARIA RILKE (1875-1926) is widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. His works include Duino Elegies, The Sonnets to Orpheus, and Letters to a Young Poet.

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