ISBN 9780141182216,The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggs

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggs

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ISBN 9780141182216
Publisher

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2009
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780141182216

ISBN-10 0141182210
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 180 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

While his old furniture rots in storage, Malte Laurids Brigge lives in a cheap room in Paris, with little but a library reader's card to distinguish him from the city's untouchables. Every person he sees seems to carry their death with them, and he thinks of the deaths, and ghosts, of his aristocratic family, of which only he remains. The only novel by one of the greatest writers of poetry in German, the semi-autobiographical Notebooks is an uneasy, compelling and poetic book that anticipated Sartre and is full of passages of lyrical brilliance. Michael Hulse's new translation perfectly conveys the unsettling beauty of the original and is accompanied by an introduction on Rilke's life and the biographical and literary influences on the Notebooks. This edition also includes suggested further reading, a chronology and notes.

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