Robert Walser

Robert Walser was born in Switzerland in 1878. He wrote nine novels and hundreds of stories before being hospitalized for mental illness in 1933. He died in 1956.

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Selected Stories

Robert Walser; Foreword by Susan Sontag; Translated from the German by Christopher Middleton and others
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

In her preface to Robert Walser’s Selected Stories, Susan Sontag describes Walser as “a good-humored, sweet Beckett.” The more common comparison is to “a comic...

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