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Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke *Sold Out*
November 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019
SOLD OUT – To be added to the waitlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, email, and preferred phone number.
featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German
“These have been called the most famous and beloved letters of the past century. Rainer Maria Rilke’s classic offers brilliant inspiration to all people who seek to know and express their inner truth. Letters to a Young Poet should be required reading for anyone who dreams of expressing themselves creatively.”
—New World Library
“Eloquent and personal, Rilke’s meditations on the creative process, the nature of love, the wisdom of children, and the importance of solitude offer a wealth of spiritual and practical guidance for anyone. At the same time, this collection reveals the thoughts and feelings of one of the greatest poets and most distinctive sensibilities of the twentieth century.”
—Penguin Random House
“The letters give you a sense of Rilke’s great facility with words…Rilke’s genius, his quixoticism…and provide an interior portrait of an artist (himself) that is revelatory and moving.”
—Rhapsody in Books weblog
“By reading the letters we feel that we are getting to the essence not only of Rilke’s poetry, but of poetry itself, or of a kind of poetry.”
Meeting Date: Wednesdays, November 13 and 20
Register online or call 919.962.1544