n Acta Germanica : German Studies in Africa - Rainer Maria Rilke. The Poet's Trajectory. Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature, Vol. 72, Volker Durr, Horst S. Daemmrich (ed.) : Buchbesprechungen




In a masterful study of Rilke's oeuvre, Volker Durr states that revolutionized the European novel in the same way James Joyce's Ulysses did, which it preceded by a decade. Central to this revolution was the breaking up of linear time and the discovery of spatiality which manifested itself in such innovations as the narrative device of simultaneity.


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