The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The 506th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 91st on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  2. - ZEIT-Bibliothek der 100 B├╝cher (Die Zeit)
  3. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge Hardcover 1284782 $49.35 $10.98
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By Rainer Maria Rilke - The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (1905-06-20) [Hardcover] Hardcover 1374061 $599.00 $44.06 1905
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The Notebook of Malte Laurids Brigge (20th Century Classics) Paperback 3240228 $59.46 $2.99 1984
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