Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Book talk : "Letters To A Young Poet"

So, from this moment on, I'm going to make a section about book review. It's called 'Book Talk'. And the first book I'd like to review is "Letters To A Young Poet" from an Austrian poet, Rainer Maria Rilke.. The first reason why I bought this book is because from 'Penguin Classics'. You know, some old book publisher that always printed books from William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe and many more. 

The book itself is about Rainer the writer, wrote some messages or letters to a young man. This young man is going to enter the military. And he also loves to write. He sent letters to Rainer to ask some questions and for guidance to his stories. So it's like, Rainer was his idol and he always wanted to know, did Rainer likes his stories and poems? Both of them did the correspondence for about five years. And all of Rainer letters, made the young man became a good person. 

I really love how Rainer wrote his words. Very simple yet poetic. It makes me feel the way the young man felt. 

"Try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live with them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now"
-Rainer Maria Rilke-

Girl With An Attitude 

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