The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge: A Novel

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge: A Novel

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by Rainer Maria Rilke
     
 

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This is the definitive, widely acclaimed translation of the major prose work of one of our century's greatest poets -- "a masterpiece like no other" (Elizabeth Hardwick) -- Rilke's only novel, extraordinary for its structural uniqueness and purity of language. First published in 1910, it has proven to be one of the most influential and enduring works of fiction of our

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This is the definitive, widely acclaimed translation of the major prose work of one of our century's greatest poets -- "a masterpiece like no other" (Elizabeth Hardwick) -- Rilke's only novel, extraordinary for its structural uniqueness and purity of language. First published in 1910, it has proven to be one of the most influential and enduring works of fiction of our century.

Malte Laurids Brigge is a young Danish nobleman and poet living in Paris. Obsessed with death and with the reality that lurks behind appearances, Brigge muses on his family and their history and on the teeming, alien life of the city. Many of the themes and images that occur in Rilke's poetry can also be found in the novel, prefiguring the modernist movement in its self-awareness and imagistic immediacy.

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"An almost perfect equivalent for the original." — The New York Review of Books

"An extraordinary...translation of one of the world's most beautiful books." — Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307787767
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/06/2011
Series:
Vintage International
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,106,958
File size:
2 MB

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