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Walser, Robert 1878-1956

Works: 958 works in 4,038 publications in 36 languages and 38,383 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Satire  Pictorial works  Short stories  Poetry  Literatures  Records and correspondence  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Redactor, Dedicatee, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Contributor, Librettist, Collaborator, Composer, Lyricist
Classifications: PT2647.A64, 833.912
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The assistant by Robert Walser( Book )

260 editions published between 1908 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 1,876 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?
Running with the Devil : power, gender, and madness in heavy metal music by Robert Walser( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A Choice Outstanding Academic Book. A musicologist and cultural critic as well as a professional musician, Robert Walser offers a comprehensive musical, social, and cultural analysis of heavy metal in Running with the Devil. Dismissed by critics and academics, condemned by parents and politicians, fervently embraced by legions of fans, heavy metal music attracts and embodies cultural conflicts that are central to our society. Walser explores how and why heavy metal works, both musically and socially, and at the same time uses metal to investigate contemporary formations of identity, community, gender, and power
The Tanners by Robert Walser( Book )

196 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 1,105 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
Jakob von Gunten; a novel by Robert Walser( Book )

110 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 26 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swiss writer Robert Walser is one of the quiet geniuses of twentieth-century literature. Largely self-taught and altogether indifferent to worldly success, Walser wrote a range of short stories, essays, as well as four novels, of which Jakob von Gunten is widely recognized as the finest. The book is a young man's inquisitive and irreverent account of life in what turns out to be the most uncanny of schools. It is the work of an outsider artist, a writer of uncompromising originality and disconcerting humor, whose beautiful sentences have the simplicity and strangeness of a painting by Henri Rousseau
The walk and other stories by Robert Walser( Book )

165 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 961 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
Keeping time : readings in jazz history by Robert Walser( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 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 robber by Robert Walser( Book )

105 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 734 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
Jakob von Gunten : ein Tagebuch by Robert Walser( Book )

132 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

73 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bde. 2 und 4 mit Nachwort von Werner Morlang, Bd. 3 mit Nachwort von Bernhard Echte. Ein Nachwort enth. ferner Bd. 6
Fritz Kochers Aufsätze by Robert Walser( Book )

98 editions published between 1904 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces trois recueils, composés par Robert Walser au début de sa carrière, entre 1905 et 1914, donnent, très tôt dans l'oeuvre, la version la plus extrême de l'inimitable vertu d'enfance qui fait le charme de la prose de cet écrivain
Poetenleben by Robert Walser( Book )

66 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit einem Nachwort des Herausgebers
Robert Walser rediscovered : stories, fairy-tale plays, and critical responses by Robert Walser( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin stories by Robert Walser( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 321 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 )

54 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Gedichte by Robert Walser( Book )

50 editions published between 1908 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosa by Robert Walser( Book )

37 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeland by Robert Walser( Book )

32 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 274 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
Kleine Dichtungen by Robert Walser( Book )

38 editions published between 1914 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil publié en 1914 et regroupant quatre-vingt-huit textes
Microscripts by Robert Walser( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected from the six-volume German original, these twenty-five short pieces address schnapps, rotten husbands, small-town life, elegant jaunts, the radio, swine (and how none of us can deny being one), jealousy, and marriage proposals. This is the first English translation of Walser's work to be accompanied by facsimiles of the original microscripts and the original German texts
Robert Walser by Peter Schnemann( Book )

25 editions published between 1940 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Running with the Devil : power, gender, and madness in heavy metal music
Alternative Names
Blzer, Rmpert

Blzer, Rmpert 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 frfattare och poet

Robert Walser schweizisk skribent og poet

Robert Walser sveitsisk skribent og poet

Robert Walser Swiss writer

Robert Walser Zwitsers schrijver

Robertus Walser

Valzer, Robert

Ṿalzer, Roberṭ 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

Running with the Devil : power, gender, and madness in heavy metal musicThe TannersJakob von Gunten; a novelThe walk and other storiesKeeping time : readings in jazz historyThe robberJakob von Gunten : ein TagebuchAus dem Bleistiftgebiet