Rilke's powerfully touching letters to an aspiring young poet,
now available in a beautiful hardcover Penguin edition
At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a
series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on
writing, love, sex, suffering, and the nature of advice itself.
These profound and lyrical letters have since become hugely
influential for generations of writers and artists of all kinds,