The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393308815
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/17/1964
Series:
Vintage International Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
1,307,784
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Vilain specializes in German, Austrian, French and comparative literature in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and has published widely on authors such as Hofmannsthal, Rilke, and Thomas Mann. He is Germanic Editor of the Modern Language Review and Series Editor for 'Studies in Modern German and Austrian Literature' (Peter Lang). He reviews regularly for the TLS and academic journals.

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