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[ Pdf Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge Þ gothic-revival PDF ] by Rainer Maria Rilke ✓ The Notebooks Of Malte Laurids Brigge Is Rilke S Major Prose Work And Was One Of The Earliest Publications To Introduce Him To American Readers The Very Wide Audience Which Rilke S Work Commands Today Will Welcome The Reissue In Paperback Of This Extremely Perceptive Translation Of The Notebooks By M D Herter Norton A Masterly Translation Of One Of The First Great Modernist Novels By One Of The German Language S Greatest Poets, In Which A Young Man Named Malte Laurids Brigge 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 Suffused With Passages Of Lyrical Brilliance, Rilke S Semi Autobiographical Novel Is A Moving And Powerful Coming Of Age Story I don t imagine that I will always read I hope not, anyway For someone who is so scared of death it is rather perverse, or certainly absurd, that I spend so much of my time amongst the dead, instead of engaging with the world around me Indeed, that is why I started reading heavily, it was, I m sure, a way of turning away from a world that I so often felt, and still feel, at odds with, towards another that I could control and which did not challenge me With books, I can pick and choose a sensibility, an outlook, that chimes with my own and I can guarantee company and conversation that I don t find alienating or dispiriting To this end, I have read The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge three times As a novel it is something of a failure, but large parts of it resonate with me as much as, if not than, any writing ev I felt repeatedly while reading The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge that I might have had a strong positive response to it if I had have a fear of death or if I was well acquainted with the poetry of Rilke I also noticed while reading that I do not have a fear of death view spoiler or at least certainly not in a manner similar enough to the narrative voice hide spoiler Rilke s semiautobiographical surrogate Malte Laurids Brigge is a young Dane, a noble scion adrift in early twentieth century Paris, trying to become a poet He corresponds rather well to Anthony Burgess s description, in his charming study ReJoyce 1965 , of the type of student Stephen Daedelus represents, poor, treasuring old books with foxed leaves, independent, unwhining, deaf to political and social shibboleths, fanatically devoted to art and art only Malte and Stephen hang out at the Bibliotheque Nationale, worry about how incidents of shabbiness in their wardrobes may effect their dignity, and are nuts about Ibsen or was that just Joyce himself Did he lend that admiration of his to Stephen I m not near my bookshelves Malte doesn Dense, peculiar, at times impenetrable, at times utterly bursting with stunning imagery, this is an immensely difficult book to pin down And it got under my skin Proust crashing headlong into Dostoyevsky This is what happens when a writer who is, at heart, a lyrical romantic faces the dawning industrial era with a combination of absolute trepidation and awe.
And if you live alone, in a foreign city, sure of not very much, your mind periodically drawn back to a childhood in a frigid Northern clime, you ll be as devastated by it as I was, and you will climb up to the top of your building, look at the sun set in a language you barely speak, and you ll realize exactly where Rilke was coming from.
A beautiful writing, a beginning that carried me, but then I had a little trouble No real story, and as many of the topics discussed have spoken to me, so many others have left me quite cold relationships of historical characters I know this book is a classic, and the style fully justifies it But my weak attention span and the particular genre of the book actually neither novel nor story nor anything else allied against me when reading this book.
ChronologyIntroductionNotes to the IntroductionFurther ReadingA Note on the Text The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge Notes
I am sitting here, reading the responses left by others, and what the hell Most of you are downgrading this book due to the lack of Rilke s message in this book For those of you who do not know Rilke, Rilke is considered one of the worlds greatest poets, as this was his first and only novel If you do not like, nor prefer poetry, this novel is not for you The book is a compilation of narrative, philosophical asides, sketches for future poems, and detailed descriptions of artwork It is clear that the writer is a poet, for much of the content does not make sense except in an irrational way As every selection in the book shows, he prefers to sit in the corner with his notebook making observations about those around him or delving into his reminiscences from home, never getting up and actually entering into the reality of life Those who need a clear plo The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge isn t a very novelistic novel, as it is told as a sort of diary in the first person and is semi autobiographical Brigge is a twenty eight year old Danish man, alone and adrift in Paris He wishes to transmute his fear of death into some profound literary work and fills his notebooks with memories, historical anecdote, and sketches of the Parisian streets I was very moved by Rilke s evocation of urban alienation, of listening to your neighbours through the walls of a cheap rented room because you have no one to talk to, and of death obsession I identified with Brigge s preoccupations, having on occasion been in just the same state of mind myself On the other hand, towards the end of the book Brigge writes of love than death, and this made him hard