Letters To A Poetby Rainer Maria Rilke
This guide was my personal favorite book for ten years or more. I bought and then distributed plenty copies of it, I almost never have one for myself. Thus I digitized it for anyone occasions when i am without my very own backup. The translation is through Stephen Mitchell and it is, definitely, the very best of most of the people I've look over. Its available on Vintage Press in paperback and is about $9. You can even purchase it online from amazon.com. We highly recommend getting one. It really is a book you'll read countless times and each time will appear to be the first time.
Letters To a Poet are ten letters written to a new man about to go into the German military. Their name had been Franz Kappus, he was 19 yrs old, and he composed Rilke searching for guidance and a critique of several of his poems. Rilke was himself only 27 if the first letter was written. The resulting five-year correspondence is a virtual owner's manual about what it's (and what is required) to-be an artist and a person.