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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - madepercy - LibraryThing
This work is often regarded as the first 'modernist' novel. I find it hard to place. As far as genre is concerned, it is not quite Finnegan's Wake, that Rilke was a poet does not make this like a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - V.V.Harding - LibraryThing
A wonderfully leisurely record of the progress of an artistic soul is here: the mix of contemporary observations and ruminations on figures from the past is blended so seamlessly that although the ... Read full review