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Walser, Robert 1878-1956

Works: 802 works in 3,370 publications in 24 languages and 33,558 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Satire  Short stories  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Literature 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Redactor, Contributor, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Librettist, Collaborator, Dedicatee
Classifications: PT2647.A64, 833.912
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The assistant by Robert Walser( Book )

164 editions published between 1908 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph, hired to become an inventor's new assistant, arrives one rainy Monday morning at Technical Engineer Karl Tobler's splendid hilltop villa: he is at once pleased and terribly worried, a state soon followed by even stickier psychological complexities. He enjoys the beautiful view over Lake Zurich, in the company of the proud wife, Frau Tobler, and the delicious savory meals. But does he deserve any of these pleasures?
Jakob von Gunten; a novel by Robert Walser( Book )

146 editions published between 1909 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboek van een jongen die in een internaat wordt opgevoed en zich verzet tegen de verstikkende waarden van de maatschappij
The Tanners by Robert Walser( Book )

91 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Tanners captures the lives of five siblings as they wander somewhat at a loss through life, and is Robert Walser's last major novel to be brought into English. The Tanner family's meetings, separations, quarrels, romances, employment, and lack of employment over the course of a year or two are the threads Walser weaves into his airy, strange, and brightly gorgeous fabric."--Jacket
Keeping time : readings in jazz history by Robert Walser( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from contemporary journalism, reviews, program notes, memoirs, interviews, and other sources, Keeping Time lets you experience, first hand, the controversies and critical issues that have accompanied jazz from its very birth. In the end, the focus here remains on how the music works and why people have cared about it. Keeping Time will increase one's historical awareness of jazz even as it provokes lively discussion among jazz aficionados, whether in clubs, concert halls, or classrooms
The walk by Robert Walser( Book )

81 editions published between 1917 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranging from one-page fantasies to novella-length studies of everyday existence, The Walk reveals the irresistible genius of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. Under-appreciated even in his own lifetime, Robert Walser has nonetheless been recognised by such writers as W.G. Sebald, Susan Sontag, Franz Kafka, Herman Hesse and J.M. Coetzee. Like Kafka and Sebald, Walser wrote about the solitude and unease of human existence. Honest, wry and idiosyncratic, his stories are snapshots of the lives great artists, poor young men, beautiful women and talking animals alike
The robber by Robert Walser( Book )

68 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Robber," Robert Walser' s last novel, tells the story of a dreamer on a journey of self-discovery. It is a hybrid of love story, tragedy, and farce, with a protagonist who sweet-talks teaspoons, flirts with important politicians, plays maidservant to young boys, and uses a passerby' s mouth as an ashtray. Walser' s novel spoofs the stiff-upper-lipped European petit bourgeois and its nervous reactions to whatever threatens the stability of its worldview
Aus dem Bleistiftgebiet by Robert Walser( Book )

116 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Walser hat zwischen 1924 und 1933 auf mehr als 500 Blättern in einer jahrzehntelang als unentzifferbar geltenden Schrift Prosatexte, Gedichte, dramatische Szenen notiert. Für seine Mikrogramme benutzte er sogenannte Kunstdruckblätter, einen Kalender sowie alltägliche Papiere, die ihm an seine wechselnden Berner Adressen und schließlich in die psychiatrische Klinik Waldau zugesandt wurden. In jahrelanger Arbeit zunächst von Jochen Greven, dann von Bernhard Echte und Werner Morlang wurden die Texte entziffert und ediert. In seinem Bleistiftgebiet versucht Walser, in allem Wechsel von Erlebnissen und Stimmungen "sich selbst willkommen zu heißen" oder, wie er an anderer Stelle sagt, "Unentweihtheiten" an sich zu entdecken. In diesem Band werden 33 besonders eindrückliche Mikrogramme farbig und in Originalgröße abgebildet und transkribiert. Alle Mikrogramme werden kurz kommentiert. Das Nachwort informiert über das rätselhafte Phänomen der Walserschen Mikrogramme und ihre Deutung, über Entstehung und Rezeption, über das Gesamtkorpus und die hier vorliegende Auswahl
Poetenleben by Robert Walser( Book )

33 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in German and French and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit einem Nachwort des Herausgebers
Prosa by Robert Walser( Book )

43 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin stories by Robert Walser( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in German and English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1905 the young Swiss writer Robert Walser arrived in Berlin to join his older brother Karl, already an important stage-set designer, and immediately threw himself into the vibrant social and cultural life of the city. Berlin Stories collects his alternately celebratory, droll, and satirical observations on every aspect of the bustling German capital, from its theaters, cabarets, painters galleries, and literary salons, to the metropolitan street, markets, the Tiergarten, rapid-service restaurants, and the electric tram
Die Rose by Robert Walser( Book )

42 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microscripts by Robert Walser( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Walser wrote many of his manuscripts in a highly enigmatic, reduced form. These narrow strips of paper, covered with tiny antlike pencil markings a millimeter high, came to light only after the author's death in 1956. At first misconstrued as secret code, the microscripts were eventually found to be a form of German script so radically miniaturized that an entire story might fit on the back of a business card
Masquerade and other stories by Robert Walser( Book )

47 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories and poems for young people
Geschwister Tanner : Roman by Robert Walser( Book )

60 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichten by Robert Walser( Book )

32 editions published between 1914 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleine Dichtungen by Robert Walser( Book )

31 editions published between 1914 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeland by Robert Walser( Book )

20 editions published between 1919 and 2005 in German and French and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R. Walser (1878-1956), lors de son séjour de 1913 à 1921 dans sa ville natale, Bienne, composa ce recueil de six nouvelles et le fit paraître en 1921. Ces textes abordent des thèmes qui lui sont chers : la promenade, la condition et le travail de l'artiste
Fritz Kochers Aufsätze by Robert Walser( Book )

42 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running with the Devil : power, gender, and madness in heavy metal music by Robert Walser( Book )

26 editions published between 142 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive musical, social, and cultural analysis of heavy metal music, with a new foreword and afterword
Das Leben Robert Walsers. Eine dokumentarische Biographie by Robert Mächler( Book )

2 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in German and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Keeping time : readings in jazz history
Alternative Names
Bálzer, Rómpert

Bálzer, Rómpert 1878-1956

Palcho, Robot'u

Palchŏ, Robŏt'ŭ 1878-1956

Robert Valʹzer

Robert Walser deutschsprachiger Schweizer Schriftsteller

Robert Walser pisarz szwajcarski

Robert Walser poeta e scrittore svizzero

Robert Walser schweizisk författare och poet

Robert Walser schweizisk skribent og poet

Robert Walser sveitsisk skribent og poet

Robert Walser švýcarský spisovatel

Robert Walser Swiss writer

Robert Walser Zwitsers schrijver

Robertas Valseris

Robertus Walser

Valzer, Robert

Ṿalzer, Roberṭ 1878-1956

Valzer, Rompert 1878-1956

Valzeri, Robert 1878-1956

Walser, Robert

Walser, Robert Otto

Walser, Robert Otto 1878-1956

Wal'zer, Robert.

Walzer, Robert 1878-1956

Роберт Валзер

Роберт Вальзер

ואלזר, רוברט 1878־1956

ולזר, רוברט 1878-1956

רוברט ואלזר

روبرت فالسر

روبرت والزر شاعر و نویسنده سوئیسی

روبەرت ۆالزەر

발저, 로베르트 1878-1956


ヴァルザー, ローベルト


ローベルト・ヴァルザー 1878-1956

Jakob von Gunten; a novelThe TannersKeeping time : readings in jazz historyThe walkThe robberBerlin storiesMicroscriptsFritz Kochers AufsätzeRunning with the Devil : power, gender, and madness in heavy metal music