The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggs

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggs


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Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141182216
  • 208 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A masterly new translation of one of the first great modernist novels

In the only novel by one of the German language’s greatest poets, 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 with 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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggs

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggs

Rainer Maria Rilke, Introduction by: Michael Hulse, Translator: Michael Hulse

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