Drawn by some sympathetic note in his poems, young people often wrote to
Rilke with their problems and hopes. From 1903 to 1908 Rilke wrote a series
of remarkable responses to a young would-be poet, on poetry and on
surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world. Accompanying the
letters is a chronicle of Rilke's life showing what he was experiencing in
his own relationship to life and work when he wrote these letters.

Rainer Maria Rilke—Letters To A Young Poet

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