Tag: Rainer Maria Rilke

Literature

Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge: Notes Towards an Analysis

In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle analyses Rainer Maria Rilke’s innovative novel Published in 1910, Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge is a rather experimental novel: a more or less plotless, meandering account of one man’s everyday experiences in Paris in the early twentieth century, […]

Literature

December 4 in Literary History: Charlotte Brontë Meets William Makepeace Thackeray

The most significant events in the history of books on the 4th of December 1131: Omar Khayyám dies. This Persian poet and mathematician wrote the Rubaiyat (or ‘quatrains’), later translated into English by several Victorian poets, most famously by Edward FitzGerald. 1835: Samuel Butler is born. This unusual Victorian novelist is best known […]