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Letters to a Young Poet : The Norton Centenary Edition

Rilke, Rainer Maria, Norton, M. D. Herter, Reidhead, Julia, Searls, Damion More by this author...£16.99Hardback

These letters from the poet and mystic Rainer Maria Rilke to a nineteen-year-old cadet and aspiring poet have inspired millions of readers since they were first published in English in 1934. The first and most popular translator of this work was Mary Dows Herter Norton-a polymath extraordinaire who played a crucial role in elevating Rilke's global reputation. The Norton Centenary Edition commemorates this extraordinary woman, known as "Polly" to friends and colleagues, and celebrates the 100th anniversary of the publishing company she co-founded.

With a foreword by Damion Searls and an afterword by Norton's current president, Julia Reidhead, this handsome new edition brings Rilke's enduring wisdom about life, love and art to a new generation.

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