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@Read Pdf í The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge Ø 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 The Raging Ones (The Raging Ones, 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 The Aussie Next Door he thinks of the deaths An Alternative Aquarium: A Robust Habitat and ghosts Nacho L�pez of his aristocratic family Playing the Game of which he is the sole living descendant Suffused with passages of lyrical brilliance Havoc (The Demon Gate Rilke s semi autobiographical novel is a moving and powerful coming of age story ChronologyIntroductionNotes to the IntroductionFurther ReadingA Note on the Text The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge Notes We humans, with our mighty brain, like to use its powers to dwell on our own condition, which is precisely, but only partly, determined by the nature of this brain with which we have been equipped.Themes like love, or an emphatic vulnerability to another being our sense of time, with memories of our own lives and experiences from times when this brain was still young and absorbing the world and absorbing itself, or with anxiety about the life not yet lived the material surroundings, with objec We humans, with our mighty brain, like to use its powers to dwell on our own condition, which is precisely, but only partly, determined by the nature of this brain with which we have been equipped.Themes like love, or an emphatic vulnerability to another being our sense of time, with memories of our own lives and experiences from times when this brain was still young and absorbing the world and absorbing itself, or with anxiety about the life not yet lived the material surroundings, with objects that become familiar extensions of our selves, or with some artifacts that awaken in us a feeling of elation and that we identify as art dwellings that become our private spaces offering us comfort or a sense of constriction, or public ones where we cross others like us, or large rooms stacked with magic objects that are like little windows into the mind of another and which we call books all these themes fascinate us and we relish meditating upon them.But apart from all the above, there could be another recurring thought in this busily thinking brain An obsession with its own incontrovertible and eventual void Death.Rilke spent some time during 1902 03 in Paris, when he was in his late twenties, during which he dedicated himself to writing about art He wrote on Rodin with whom he became quite close May be his interest in the materiality of matter originates there He also studied C zanne who was at the end of his days, and left a series of letters on his paintings, still revered by contemporary art historians and which I plan to be my next Rilke read Briefe ber Cezanne.He also started this fictional diary, supposedly written by a character called Malte Laurids Brigge, whose name we don t get to know until about a full third into the book, although even then his identity remains elusive, and who, perhaps not coincidentally, has the same age as Rilke was when writing it This work he did not finish until about 1908 while he was in Rome and was published in Paris when he returned, in 1910.This is the only novel Rilke wrote But it is not a novel really he called it Prosabuch As a series of poetic vignettes it has to be read slowly With an interrupted reading one can deal better with the fragmentation in the inner narrative It helps not to try and impose a linear development, for the vignettes around seventy of them , are loosely connected by what at best could be understood as a personal recollections A diary of observations, not of happenings.So, this fl neur of the mind offers us visits to the streets of Paris, its libraries, and horrid hospitals, and we become lookers like him with a full range myopia and hyperopia Or he invites us to the opposite of urban existence the mansion and gardens of his childhood in which we no longer know who is a ghost or who is a specter in his mind And these the views of recollection are visually compressed.Oppositions help in delineating meaning And so as well as city countryside, we seeof these that function like poles from which this tenuous non narrative hangs Seeing and blindness, love and loneliness, poverty and wealth, health and diseases, and most clearly of all, life and death.But for me the most captivating parts were those in which the fl neur of aesthetics stays well alive, and tunes his senses for the discovery of art, whether this is his own writing his quest in the search of poetry, or the magic contained in, for example, a cycle of tapestries where he finds this sought poetry.The way he beholds the Dame la Licorne series is unsurpassed IO IMPARO A VEDERELuigi Russolo Profumo, 1910Era l epoca in cui cercavo identificazione piena in ci che leggevo, volevo specchiarmi e riflettermi nel personaggio principale Errore madornale Ma in quella mia epoca succedeva cos vivevo via dalla famiglia gi da un po , mi stavo impadronendo della mia vita e stavo entrando nel mondo.Malte stato uno degli eroi letterari che mi hanno accompagnato in quegli anni, insieme stavamo cercando il senso della vita.Per completare il gioco di identif IO IMPARO A VEDERELuigi Russolo Profumo, 1910Era l epoca in cui cercavo identificazione piena in ci che leggevo, volevo specchiarmi e riflettermi nel personaggio principale Errore madornale Ma in quella mia epoca succedeva cos vivevo via dalla famiglia gi da un po , mi stavo impadronendo della mia vita e stavo entrando nel mondo.Malte stato uno degli eroi letterari che mi hanno accompagnato in quegli anni, insieme stavamo cercando il senso della vita.Per completare il gioco di identificazione, Malte un doppio dello stesso Rilke, questo romanzo ha forte sapore autobiografico.E Rainer Maria, che probabilmente ha espresso il meglio di s nella poesia pi che nella prosa, era dannatamente moderno con quella sua inquietudine esistenziale con la quale vestiva anche Malte.Carlo Carr Ricordi d infanzia, 1910Malte un giovane danese di famiglia decaduta che arriva a Parigi e in queste sue pagine annota, senza ordine e senza data, fatti, ricordi e soprattutto pensieri, emozioni e sentimenti, angoscia e solitudine Io imparo a vedere, dice Malte, ed era proprio quello che stavo cercando di fare anch io in quel periodo della mia vita, e quello che mi pare stesse facendo lo stesso Rilke che dopo la pubblicazione di questo 1910 entr in una siccit artistica che dur diversi anni dodici, credo.Queste pagine raccontano un apprendistato per la vita Il che non so se si traduce davvero in un romanzo di formazione Anche perch , questo un romanzo non romanzo con quel suo procedere in prima persona con andamento che interseca realt e fantasia, sogno e delirio, ricordo e immaginazione, impressioni e tormenti Fino al pianto.Paula Modersohn Becker This novel is amazing.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 description This novel is amazing.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 plot and a reliable narrator beware This book is non linear and readslike poetry than a traditional novel Or even as a diary The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge is a challenging novel, as there is no storyline, nor plot structure Instead, this the notes in this novel deliver an cryptic poetic message I can see ones point when claiming they do not understand why there is German words in this novel, despite it being translated When reading, just like everyone else, I m garbling the pronunciation, but it doesn t matter I like the sounds And not only the sounds, I enjoy the anticipation, the holding my breath quality of knowing that the English words sit right there, across the gutter of the page The fact that the translator did not take all of Rilke s words and water them down, but instead leaves them there for the readers to witness Rilke s real words and beauty, makes the novel that much better I just started reading this novel, and I can say with merriment that I m extremely drawn in by the compelled beauty in which Rilke delivers This novel is truly amazing, as I see it as nothing less I hate seeing RM s work get bashed, all because some people can t endure beautiful literature This is a novel I shall posses for the rest of my life