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These have been called the most famous and beloved letters of the past century. Rainer Maria Rilke himself said that much of his creative expression went into his correspondence, and here he touches upon a wide range of subjects that will interest writers, artists, and thinkers.

This luminous translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's classic offers brilliant inspiration to all people who seek to know and express their inner truth. Letters to a Young Poet is a classic that should be required reading for anyone who dreams of expressing themselves creatively.

Public Domain (P)2013 New World Library

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Absolutely amazing writing, great reader.

One of my favorite books. It's creative and spiritual guidance written in the most beautiful prose. I listen to this on repeat and always find new depth.

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inspirational and insightful

Inspirational and insightful beyond words. the story read reminiscent of a symphony of sentiments beyond compare. My soul swayed and danced listening to the impact presented. Highly recommended.

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excellent

I enjoyed this immensely. the only thing I wondered about every now and then was what the letters would have conveyed of they had been read on a different way. but I enjoyed this way very much all the same.

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  • 09-27-17

Basically Fantastic

There's a pretty damn weird letter about his views on women but otherwise it's great

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  • 08-29-17

inspiring and ahead of its time

i thoroughly enjoyed this book. As a writer all the advice ressonated with my own doubts. i shall enjoy the questions themselves.

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  • 07-12-19

Phenomenal reading of some utterly phenomenal writing

A heap of words will take away from just how glorious this listen has been. If you a drawn to the mind of Rainer Maria Rilke and all that accompanies being the sort of person who delights in his thoughts. Get. This. Book. Marc Allen did a wonderful job here. This is a treasure.