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Maggie Needham
Nothing riveting, but it certainly provides a good amount of quotes that I adore.

"And what is there, truly done, that is not prayer?"
"A work of art is good if it has sprung from necessity."
"Live the questions now. Perhaps you will gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
"What goes on in your innermost being is worthy of your whole love."
"....grownups are nothing and their dignity has no value."
"For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most dif
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Blanche
Jun 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
This is not actually a book of poetry, but it is as close as prose can get. Rilke writes a stunning series of letters to the titular young poet, the student of one of his teachers, in a correspondence that provides a gorgeous glimpse of Rilke's artistic mind. It also is a reminder of the beauty of the almost-defunct art of letter writing. The book is small, and I promise that you will blast through it.
Mike Vigorous
I've loved every bit of Rilke's poetry I've read, but I couldn't stand these letters. Half of me saw them as a tired, private communication between an artist and an aspirant, How to Live Authentically; reasonable letters, bad book. The other half of me was repulsed, unable to look past the fawning, excessive chic granted them.
Life-changing they are not.
Sarah
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Through these letters, I both fell in love with Rilke himself and with the life of solitude, passion, and patience he advises.
Amrita
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rieh Medin
Feb 22, 2009 marked it as to-read
Natalie
Jul 16, 2008 rated it liked it
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Renee
Oct 14, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: writing
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Thomas
May 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Hanaa
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