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Published: 12 May 2016

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780199646036

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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

Rainer Maria Rilke
Robert Vilain

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation of Rilke's only novel, a canonical work of modernist prose that reflects the poet's own sense of alienation and transcends conventional narrative to achieve an intense exploration of imagination, perception, and language.
  • The story of Malte takes on representative status in an archetypal confrontation with the modern that is both intense and intriguingly unfocused.
  • The edition includes an authoritative introduction that helps to guide the reader through the narrative, draws biographical parallels and offers suggestions for interpretation. The text includes an alternative version of the ending rarely found in translations of the work.
  • Succinct and informative notes identify references and elucidate allusions, drawing parallels with other works by Rilke where appropriate, including his poetry.

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