The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

It is uniquely Rilke and touches the reader with the same sudden revelations and uncanny awareness as do his poems.

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

In a new translation of a classic work, young Malte lives in a cheap room in Paris with nothing but library books to keep him company, a humble existence during which he perceives death in everyone he meets and remembers the painful demise of his once-aristocratic family. Original.

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

A landmark in the development of the twentieth-century novel, the Notebooks is the story of a young Danish aristocrat , told in a series of notes that explore Malte's life in Paris, childhood memories and reflections in highly crafted ...

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

'An indescribable, aching, futile longing for myself' The young Danish aristocrat Malte Laurids Brigge has been left rootless by the early death of his parents. Now living in Paris, Malte begins to record his life in a series of loosely connected notes, diary entries, prose poems, parables and stories, ostensibly collected by a fictional editor to form the Notebooks. Focusing on Malte's observations and experiences in the present, recollections of his childhood and family, and his reflections on historical events, these notes in highly crafted poetic prose explore the themes of life in the metropolis, poverty, sickness and death, love, memory and time, and perception and language. The only extended prose work by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge is a landmark in the development of the twentieth-century novel. It marks a radical departure from nineteenth-century realism, transcending conventions of linear narrative to reflect a consciousness in crisis, and an archetypal confrontation with the modern. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

the Notebooks. Its rigorously experimental language is intense, compressed, and vividly metaphorical. The attempt to find the right kind of language, ...

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

"Translator Burton Pike captures the edgy, haunting beauty of this little-known masterpiece."—O Magazine First 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.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke


The Journal of My Other Self

The Journal of My Other Self

A semi-autobiographical novel in the form of a diary. A young man "lives in a cheap room in Paris while his belongings rot in storage. Every person he sees seems to carry their death within them and with little but a library card to distinguish him from the city's untouchables, he thinks of the deaths, and ghosts, of his aristocratic family, of which he is the sole living descendant."--Goodreads.

For the Sake of a Single Verse

More than twenty stories from the Alaskan Tlingit tradition are accompanied by information on its culture, history and art.

For the Sake of a Single Verse

More than twenty stories from the Alaskan Tlingit tradition are accompanied by information on its culture, history and art.

Poems to Night

Never before translated into English, this collection brings together all Rilke's significant night poems in one volume.

Poems to Night

A collection of haunting, mystical poems of the night by the great Rainer Maria Rilke - most of which have never before been translated into English One night I held between my hands your face. The moon fell upon it. In 1916, Rainer Maria Rilke presented the writer Rudolf Kassner with a notebook, containing twenty-two poems, meticulously copied out in his own hand, which bore the title Poems to Night. This cycle of poems which came about in an almost clandestine manner, are now thought to represent one of the key stages of this master poet's development. Never before translated into English, this collection brings together all Rilke's significant night poems in one volume.