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4.0 out of 5 stars If you write, read this, 18 May 2014
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This review is from: Letters to a Young Poet (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
I bought and read this book after discussing Rilke with a Rilke fan and having to admit I'd never read anything by him. I doubt this is particularly unusual, which based on these letters is a shame. She suggested reading this set of letters as a good place to start. (This edition contains what seems to me to be a slightly odd combination of actual letters from Rilke to another younger poet (hence the title), and a fictional piece by Rilke titled "The Letter from a Young Worker". I assume this is because both are very short and may not justify a book on their own).

If you write and you read nothing else by Rilke read the first letter - but better still read them all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gorgeous writing from a gentle genius, 14 April 2013
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If you are write or create or are simply interested in the human condition, get this beautiful book. Rilke was a gentle genius. Reading his letters is like opening a window and letting the air and sunshine into a room. His words will stay with me for a long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Oct. 2014
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Really beautiful
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Letters to a Young Poet (Penguin Classics) by Rainer Maria Rilke (Paperback - 5 April 2012)
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