|Author||Rainer Maria Rilke|
|Original title||Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge|
|Translator||M. D. Herter Norton|
|Pages||Two volumes; 191 and 186 p. respectively (first edition hardcover)|
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, first published as Journal of My Other Self, is a 1910 novel by Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke. The novel was the only work of prose of considerable length that he wrote and published. It is semiautobiographical and is written in an expressionistic style, dealing with themes of alienation, unfamiliarity, death by illness, longing, childhood memories and the Parable of the Prodigal Son. It was conceptualized and written whilst Rilke lived in Paris, mainly inspired by Sigbjørn Obstfelder's A Priest's Diary and Jens Peter Jacobsen's Niels Lyhne.
- John Linton (Norton, 1930; Hogarth Press, 1930). Originally published under the title The Journal of My Other Self.
- Mary D. Herter Norton (Norton, 1949)
- Stephen Mitchell (Random House, 1982)
- Burton Pike (Dalkey Archive, 2008)
- Michael Hulse (Penguin, 2009)
- Robert Vilain (Oxford, 2016)
- Edward Snow (Norton, 2022)
- M. D. Herter Norton (tr.). New York: W. W. Norton, 1949, 1992. Translator's Foreword, p. 8.
- Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge at Project Gutenberg (in German)
- Original text at zeno.org (in German)