The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
"Translator Burton Pike captures the edgy, haunting beauty of this little-known masterpiece."—O MagazineFirst published in 1910, Rilke's Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge is one the first great modernist novels, the account of poet-aspirant Brigge in his exploration of poetic individuality and his reflections on the experience of time as death approaches. This translation by Burton Pike is a reaction to overly stylized previous translations, and aims to capture not only the beauty but also the strangeness, the spirit, of Rilke's German.
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Please do not buy this book, the translation is so awful,
and missing the beauty and creative sentence structuring
that so takes us into Rilke's heart and mind.
so, so sad, please buy the original Bolligen series
From someone who has red The notebooks of Malte Laurid Brigge
many times over a 30 year period.................................