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The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

author: Rainer Maria Rilke (1910)
date read: 2008-11-01
pages: 237
lists: german
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Rilke’s poetry is always better than his other works (and than most other poetry). The life of the sensitive author stand-in protagonist in the big city is anxiety inducing, depressing, just … too much. And Rilke describes it perfectly. Over one hundred years later, life is even faster, even louder, even more relentless – one wonders if today’s Rilkes can even survive long enough to write about it.

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