The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
AuthorRainer Maria Rilke
Original titleDie Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge
TranslatorM. D. Herter Norton
GenreExpressionist novel
PublisherInsel Verlag
Publication date
PagesTwo volumes; 191 and 186 p. respectively (first edition hardcover)

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, first published as The Journal of My Other Self,[1] is a 1910 novel by Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke. The novel was the only work of prose of considerable length that he wrote and published. It is semiautobiographical and is written in an expressionistic style, with existentialist themes. It was conceptualized and written whilst Rilke lived in Paris, mainly inspired by Sigbjørn Obstfelder's A Priest's Diary and Jens Peter Jacobsen's Niels Lyhne.

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  1. ^ M. D. Herter Norton (tr.). New York: W. W. Norton, 1949, 1992. Translator's Foreword, p. 8.
  2. ^ Tesio, Giovanni (2 April 1998). "Raffaele Baldini: La felicità di vivere in un mondo strambo" [Raffaele Baldini: The happiness of living in a strange world]. La Stampa (in Italian). p. 5. Retrieved 16 February 2024.

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