Letters to a Young Poet: A New Translation and Commentary Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
A fresh perspective on a beloved classic by acclaimed translators Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy.
German poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s (1875-1926) Letters to a Young Poet has been treasured for nearly a century. Rilke’s personal reflections on the vocation of writing and the experience of living urge an aspiring poet to look inward, while also offering sage wisdom on further issues including gender, solitude, and romantic love. Barrows and Macy’s translation extends this compilation of timeless advice and wisdom to a fresh generation of readers and listeners. With a new introduction and commentary, this edition places the letters in the context of today’s world and the unique challenges we face when seeking authenticity.
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|Listening Length||1 hour and 37 minutes|
|Author||Rainer Maria Rilke, Anita Barrows - translator, Joanna Macy - translator|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||01 June 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 6,466 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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It was a good read and I am indebted to the translators for their work. Rilke’s words may be useful. I found them inspirational.
The power of solitude and immersing oneself in the natural world are emphasized.
This beautiful little volume is easily read in one sitting. I know I will return to its pages again and again.