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BOOK Briefe an einen jungen Dichter

PDF ´ BOOK Briefe an einen jungen Dichter FREE ☆ RAINER MARIA RILKE ✓ In 1903 a student at a military academy sent some of his verses to a well known Austrian poet reuesting an assessment of their value The older artist Rainer Maria Rilke 1875–1926 replied to the novice in this series of letters Is best works The poet himself afterwards stated that his letters contained part of his creative genius making this volume essential reading for scholars poetry lovers and anyone with an interest in Rilke German poetry or the creative impuls While reading “Ideas of Heaven A Ring of Stories” by Joan Silber I found myself really enjoying the poetry inserted by Rainer Maria Rilke—relevant powerful truthful beautiful words of depth I connected with I wanted to know about who Rilke was I found this book a compilation of 10 letters that Rilke wrote to a young poet named Franz Xaver Xaver wanted to know if his work was good — Rilke letters are inspirational filled with wisdom jewels to writers and beauty Written 2 years before Rilke’s death Rilke’s letters continue to be studied by writers today I’m a reader not a writer and a complete newbie to the discovery of Rilkebut the things that stood out for me advice for lack of a better word were lessons on ways to live a fulfilling rich honest soulful life a transformed lifeone without criticism value of solitudevalue of God value of loveI know I simplified these letters from a brilliant man who died many years agobut they are powerful speaking to our most authentic selves His poetry is ‘lovely’ I’m not in general a poetry type girl But I love Rilke’s

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In 1903 a student at a military academy sent some of his verses to a well known Austrian poet reuesting an assessment of their value The older artist Rainer Maria Rilke 1875–1926 replied to the novice in this series of letters an amazing ‘ Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows’Rainer Maria Rilke puts forth the uestion ‘ must I write?’ in these letters from the great poet to the unknown Mr Kappus ‘ Dig into yourself for a deep answer’ he tells the young poet ‘ and if this answer rights out in assent if you meet this solemn uestion with a strong simple “I must” then build your life in accordance with this necessity’ Letters To A Young Poet written between 1903 08 contains some of the most passionately moving words of encouragement and examination into the life of an artist Rilke advises that ‘ a work of art is good if it has risen out of necessity’ that they must feel they ‘ would have to die if you were forbidden to write’ From there he instructs towards the soul searching life of solitude which best cultivates the artists gift With powerful prose that often reaches the same sublime peaks found in his poetry these magnanimous heart felt letters are some the most empowering words of wisdom into undertaking of the arts as well as an impressive portrait of Rilke himselfIt is difficult to accurately explain the powers of transcendence contained in these letters What is especially difficult is to do so in the realm of reviewing a sort of critiue that bastardizes the original message by having it be received tainted from my amateur perspective as it passes through me¹ as Rilke himself cautions against reading any sort of literary criticism positive or negative in his very first letter’ Nothing touches a work of art so little as words of criticism they always result in or less fortunate misunderstandings Things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experience is unsayable they happen in a space that no word has ever entered and unsayable than all other things are works of art those mysterious existences whose life endures beside our own small transitory life While as Rilke point out the ethereal joys brought about in me while reading this are ineffable I would still like to take a few moments of your time to discuss how beautiful these letters are It is a sort of minor key beauty spending much time navigating through the implications of solitude and painful soul searching yet it elevates the heart to such high levels and is sure to make anyone reach for a pen in order to try their own hand at poetry‘ We know little but that we must trust in what is difficult is a certainty that will never abandon us’ Rilke writes Constantly he tries to impress upon the young poet that the road to greatness is a difficult lonely path and that any meandering towards what is easy is destined to lead to failure or mediocrity ‘ It is good to be solitary for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be one reason for us to do it’ In the Bukowski poem How to be a Good Writer he examines the life of those he considers great and asks remember the old dogswho fought so well Hemingway Celine Dostoevsky HamsunIf you think they didn't go crazyin tiny roomsjust like you're doing nowwithout womenwithout foodwithout hopethen you're not ready This is merely a blunt and coarse explanation of Rilke’s own sentiments While it may seem a frightening truth that we must always take the hard road and that we must seek solitude in ourselves to mine the gold buried within us that we may reach a point of near madness he presents it as such a beautiful gift a place of inner turmoil that is bliss to the writer because it is how language is able to take root in our souls and grow ’ What is necessary after all is only this solitude vast inner solitude To walk inside yourself and meet no one for hours – that is what you must be able to attain To be solitary as you were when you were a child when the grownups walked around involved with matters that seemed large and important because they looked so busy and because you didn’t understand a thing about what they were doing’Rilke advises that childhood is one of the richest places to seek ourselves and our inspirations Not only to call forth our dusty memories and let language polish and remold them into something remarkable but to use a childlike ‘ not understanding’ to best examine the world ‘ Why should you want to give up a child’s wise not understanding in exchange for defensiveness and scorn since not understanding is after all a way of being alone whereas defensiveness and scorn are a participation in precisely what by these means you want to separate yourself from What really stood out to me about Rilke was his utter humbleness Rilke responds to Kappus as if Kappus were the most important person in the world and he begins each letter with an honest apology for the delay in his responses Rilke remains ever humble in his words and though he offers brilliant shining insights suggestions and long investigations on a variety of topics beyond writing God love – especially his distaste for those who mistake lust for love and how it damages the artistic heart Rome paintings etc he never asserts himself as anything but a man with no answers only direction He reminds Kappus ‘ Don’t think the person who is trying to comfort you now lives untroubled among the simple and uiet words that sometimes give you pleasure His life has much trouble and sadness’ We all face our anxieties day by day and even those we look up and even idolize were never able to reach perfection We are all human and Rilke manages to both send us reaching for the heavens while still remaining firmly grounded here on the EarthThis is a fantastic short collection for anyone with any interest in writing It is one of the most beautifully empowering books I have ever read and reminds the reader of the mindset they must accept in order to let the arts flourish in the soil of their souls Whatever the topic he discusses it is wholly pleasant to be immersed in the flow of his writing each word is a warm embrace While the letters are intended for Mr Kappus alone and his side of the conversation is missing the message is universal From the man who wrote some of the finest poetry of the 20th century this book should be read by everyone before they pick up a pen to write the same goes for Sorrentino’s Imaginative ualities of Actual Things but that is a discussion for another time I’m surprised this isn’t reuired reading in all freshman college literature courses This is truly a gift of writing it sustained a smile across by face the entire time55' Just the wish that you may find in yourself enough patients to endure and enough simplicity to have faith; that you may gain and confidence in what is difficult and in your solitude among other people And as for the rest let life happen to you Believe me life is in the right always'¹ For on the corruption of literature through any attempt at interpretation or criticism I highly recommend reading Susan Sontag essay Against Interpretation thank you to Mike for showing me this essay Also for further reading on the distortion of Rilke’s words William H Gass has his take on translating the great poet Reading Rilke Reflections on the Problems of Translation

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Briefe an einen jungen DichterArchive of remarkable insights into the ideas behind Rilke's greatest poetry The ten letters reproduced here were written during an important stage in Rilke's artistic development and they contain many of the themes that later appeared in h Dear Mr RilkeAssuming it to be a freuent phenomenon with you I partake in pleasure and liberty of appointing you the receiver of yet another letter from a besotted admirer of your wisdom and expressionYou see I have always felt that the best stories are those that we wish turned true; stories that uplift us with their depths and spring us back to the surface to stay afloat; stories that carry our thoughts in their seams and weave the most warm blankets to protect us in the winters of life; stories that complete the half drawn picture packing us to a destination of solaceBut above all a story works best when the mind inking it knows its reader like a best friend; knowing when to let her be and when to rejig her When the pen joins dots to create conversations between its one such holder and this distant best friend the creations turn alive ringing their elevating bells for years to comeAlthough I laid hands on a bunch of letters your wrote to MrKappus your young poet friend I was taken aback by the loud resonance that penetrated my soul upon reading them You came to bless me with your songs on life at a time when I was getting crushed under boulders of fear and anxiety with my arms turning deplorably limp to make even the smallest of difference These bouts are not uncommon but this time they were of epic proportions When the ground beneath one’s ideals is suddenly shaken in virulent jolts she looks upto the skies in hope of a miraculous intervention You were mine Like a supreme entablature your sagacity descended upon me stabilizing my fledgling structure Your distilled prudence covered every open bevel every bruised crevice in my existence and all at once I was steady sturdy and breathing again And your doubts can become a good uality if you school them They must grow to be knowledgeable they must learn to be critical As soon as they begin to spoil something for you ask them why a thing is ugly demand hard evidence test them and you will perhaps find them at a loss and short of an answer or perhaps mutinous But do not give in reuest arguments and act with this kind of attentiveness and consistency every single time and the day will come when instead of being demolishers they will be among your best workers – perhaps the canniest of all those at work on the building of your life It might be heartening for you to know that I have been attributing my strength to my doubts as much as to my beliefs In fact I have often found myself strolling on numerous evenings absorbed in an inconseuential mist of doubts and dilemmas Donning the robe of a forced soloist has never stopped me from performing but has often uestioned my embrace of solitude Is it even worth? All those seconds ticking away without another pair of eyes in the vicinity? What is needed is this and this alone solitude great inner loneliness Going into oneself and not meeting anyone for hours – that is what one must arrive at You uelled my fear; in the most beautiful way You didn’t deflect me from my walk Instead you slipped an inexpressible kind of validation beneath my feet that transformed the weather all at once Holding your finger the hard road of complexities and predicaments turned a generous grass bed of soft white clouds – engulfing me in a feeling of beauty tenderness clarity and alacrity while sending buoyant tremors of spirit into my beingI know I would continue to run into speed breakers during this voyage of mine; occasional skidding on account of poor reflexes on dense complexes would also be inevitable But both in bountiful and sick days I would survive on your inspiring truths; those that cannot be seized by time or place those that do not have any negative cape those that find beauty in much those that detect a breath in dust If there is something ailing in the way you go about things then remember that sickness is the means by which an organism rids itself of something foreign to it All one has to do is help it to be ill to have its whole illness and let it break out for that is how it mends itself