Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
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A gorgeous reissue of one of the most beloved classics of the twentieth century, published in celebration of Norton's 100th anniversary.
- Mary Dows Herter Norton is arguably the single most important person in the history of the publishing house bearing her husband's name. Without Mrs. Norton's extraordinarily generous and far-sighted decision to bequeath ownership of the company to its employees, it is possible, maybe even likely, that W. W. Norton & Company would have been absorbed during one wave of consolidation or another into the body of a larger competitor
- But because of Mrs. Norton-known affectionately as "Polly" to those who knew her well-this bastion of publishing independence lives on, stronger than ever, owned entirely by its employees
- But Polly was not only important to our financial survival and independence. Writing under the gender-neutral nom de plume, "M.D. Herter Norton," Polly was (and is) also one of Norton's best-selling and perennially-read authors
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