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Rainer Maria Rilke 'Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge' (LiteraMedia)

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Johannes VC
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I started reading this after I read an interview with a contemporary Flemish author. He named it as a crucial influence in his writings, yet he immediately continued with a warning that this book contains a lot of tragic deaths.

But Rilke takes an unprecedented existential stance towards death. He's compellingly sensitive and sincere, and he shows something that goes beyond common categories.

And at the same time, the language is surprisingly simple. Short phrases with a relatively simple vocabu
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Susanne
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
this is not a novel, but a poem in prose. Do not expect a stringent plot, but rather a mosaic of beautifully crafted fragments and language that reads like poetry.
Do yourself a favour and get a commented edition, though, or you'll miss too much to enjoy the experience.
Lukas
Feb 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Fängt sehr intensiv und gut an, verschwimmt mit der Zeit immer mehr ins langweilig poetische. Spätestens als Rilke-Schrägstrich-Malte begonnen hat, historische Ereignisse dichterisch zu reproduzieren, wollte ich nur noch, dass es endlich vorbei ist.
Virtuella
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Is it possible to fall in love with one who has been long dead before one was even born. To love him for the depth and delicacy of his insights, for the courage of his honesty and for the infinite poetry of his words?

Yes, it is possible.
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