The great modernist poet rainer maria rilke wrote only one novel in his lifetime the notebooks of malte laurids brigge he termed it a novel i am not so sure the book is a compilation of narrative philosophical asides sketches for future poems and detailed descriptions of artwork. Upon reading the notebooks of malte laurids brigge one is left haunted by the wonderfully poetic prose but in possession of only a vague notion of what the book was about through a series of disjointed vignettes rilke opens a window into the soul of his protagonist but the view is as from a moving vehicle the scenery is constantly changing . The notebooks of malte laurids brigge first published in 1910 rilkes 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. The notebooks of malte laurids brigge by rainer maria rilke translated by burton pike dalkey archive press 2008 235 pages 1395 buy from dalkey 1 so this is where people come in order to live i would rather thought to die. The notebooks of malte laurids brigge ebook written by rainer maria rilke read this book using google play books app on your pc android ios devices download for offline reading highlight bookmark or take notes while you read the notebooks of malte laurids brigge
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