The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke
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Book is in excellent condition. Some cover wear. Pages are clean, white and unmarked. Perfect reading copy!
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.