Rainer Maria Rilke Letters to a Young Poet 1st Edition Early Printing Rare

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Item location: Riverton, New Jersey US
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Description:
In 1929, a minor writer, Franz Xaver Kappus (1883–1966), published a collection of ten letters that Rilke had written to him when he was a 19-year-old officer cadet studying at the Theresian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton
Year Printed:
1934
Subject:
Literature & Fiction
Special Attributes:
1st Edition, Collector's Edition
Author:
Rainer Maria Rilke
Binding:
Hardcover
Topic:
Poetry

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In 1929, a minor writer, Franz Xaver Kappus (1883–1966), published a collection of ten letters that Rilke had written to him when he was a 19-year-old officer cadet studying at the Theresian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt. The young Kappus wrote to Rilke, who had also attended the academy, between 1902 and 1908 when he was uncertain about his future career as a military officer or as a poet. Initially, he sought Rilke's advice as to the quality of his poetry, and whether he ought to pursue writing as a career. While he declined to comment on Kappus's writings, Rilke advised Kappus on how a poet should feel, love, and seek truth in trying to understand and experience the world around him and engage the world of art. These letters offer insight into the ideas and themes that appear in Rilke's poetry and his working process. Further, these letters were written during a key period of Rilke's early artistic development after his reputation as a poet began to be established with the publication of parts of Das Stunden-Buch (The Book of Hours) and Das Buch der Bilder (The Book of Images).

This is a rare first edition copy without dust jacket. The spine and covers are strong and have the original guilt lettering on the cover and spine. There is a dated inscription to former owner (1953), age toning on the pages and wear on the cover, and the end paper in the front is partially stuck to the title page. Overall this rare gem is in good reading condition.

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