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Walser, Robert 1878-1956

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Works: 1,125 works in 4,649 publications in 21 languages and 40,153 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Short stories  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Literature 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor, Redactor, zxx, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Honoree, Librettist, Editor, Composer, Lyricist
Classifications: PT2647.A64, 833.912
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Most widely held works by Robert Walser
Das Gesamtwerk by Robert Walser( Book )

245 editions published between 1908 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un personaje tan singular como Walser no hubiera podido inventarlo nadie", escribió Elias Canetti. Robert Walser nació en Biel, Suiza, en 1878. A los catorce años abandonó sus estudios para trabajar de botones. Se preparó tenaz y humildemente para ejercer varios oficios ;actor, librero, secretario, archivero, incluso asistiría a un curso para emplearse de mayordomo en un castillo de Silesia;, pero todos fueron un fracaso. Entre 1904 y 1925 publicó toda su obra poética y novelística, que entusiasmó a la crítica y a los escritores de lengua alemana más importantes de su tiempo; lo que no impidió siquiera un alivio en la absoluta precariedad en la que vivía. A partir de 1925, los síntomas nerviosos, de origen hereditario, se intensificaron hasta tal punto que, en 1933, ingresó voluntariamente en el manicomio, del que ya no saldría hasta el día de Navidad de 1956, cuando unos niños lo encontraron muerto en la nieve. El ayudante cuenta, con una ironía extraordinaria, la historia del ingeniero Tobler, que se separó de su mujer y sus cuatro hijos después de su ruina, a la que asistirá paso a paso, y de la manera más sumisa, su fiel empleado Joseph. Walser narra una experiencia autobiográfica, apenas alterada, después de trabajar seis meses en la casa del ingeniero Dubler. La novela se publicaría en 1908, siendo acogida por la crítica con el mayor de los entusiasmos
Microscripts by Robert Walser( Book )

166 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,086 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
The Tanners by Robert Walser( Book )

164 editions published between 1907 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 946 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 )

57 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 863 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 )

107 editions published between 1917 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 813 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 assistant by Robert Walser( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 501 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?
Berlin stories by Robert Walser( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 300 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
Prosa by Robert Walser( Book )

45 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeland by Robert Walser( Book )

34 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 285 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
Poetenleben by Robert Walser( Book )

44 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit einem Nachwort des Herausgebers
Die Rose by Robert Walser( Book )

35 editions published between 1925 and 2016 in German and French and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit einem Nachwort von Jochen Greven
Die Gedichte by Robert Walser( Book )

43 editions published between 1908 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichten by Robert Walser( Book )

41 editions published between 1914 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Walser by Peter Utz( Book )

23 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Walser, promeneur solitaire, écrivain en marge dans la retraite de ses mansardes : telle est l'image que nous renvoie une légende littéraire opiniâtre. C'est un autre aspect de Walser, encore mal connu, que ce livre veut mettre en évidence à travers l'ensemble de l'?uvre, y compris les "microgrammes" récemment décryptés : un Walser qui réagit en sismographe aux secousses et aux frémissements de son temps, en hume l'air, en partage les engouements et les angoisses, en ausculte le langage, pour tout de suite reprendre ses distances et transformer les impulsions reçues en énergie cinétique pour sa plume dansante. C'est d'abord Cendrillon, figure marginale mais centrale à l'époque, qui conduit le bal. Puis le mouvement dansant entraîne le lecteur à travers une maladie du temps, la "nervosité", rabote au passage le massif alpin et les mythes qui l'exaltent, gambade autour des monuments de Nietzsche et de Kleist. Partout Walser tend l'oreille à son temps, sans jamais s'en faire l'écho. Sa souveraineté littéraire et ludique prend ses aises dans le "feuilleton", ce genre marginal relégué en "bas de page", méprisé de la "grande littérature" mais très prisé des lecteurs. Il peut s'y jouer des contraintes, comme le danseur s'y joue de la pesanteur. Il peut s'y égarer dans des discours labyrinthiques qui le rapprochent de Kafka ou de Benjamin, y exécuter, en dansant avec les mots, des enchaînements hardis et inattendus. Toujours en mouvement, Walser a échappé à son époque ; toujours en mouvement, il séduit la nôtre : ce danseur ne vous lâche jamais, car jamais on n'arrive à le saisir
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 held by 61 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
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

Robert Walser rediscovered : stories, fairy-tale plays, and critical responses by Robert Walser( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected stories by Robert Walser( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit Vorwort von Susan Sontag
Robert Walser : eine Persönlichkeitsanalyse anhand seiner drei Berliner Romane by Hans Holderegger( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Rauber : Roman by Robert Walser( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bálzer, Rómpert 1878-1956

Palchŏ, Robŏt'ŭ 1878-1956

Rober Walser

Robert Valʹzer

Robert Walser écrivain suisse

Robert Walser escriptor suís

Robert Walser escritor suizo

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

Ṿalzer, Roberṭ 1878-1956

Valzer, Rompert 1878-1956

Valzeri, Robert 1878-1956

W., R. 1878-1956

Walser, Robert

Walser, Robert Otto 1878-1956

Wal'zer, Robert.

Walzer, Robert 1878-1956

Роберт Валзер

Роберт Вальзер

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ואלזר, רוברט 1878־1956

ולזר, רוברט 1878-1956

רוברט ואלזר

רוברט ואלזר סופר שווייצרי

روبرت فالسر

روبرت فالسر كاتب سويسري

روبرت والزر شاعر و نویسنده سوئیسی

روبەرت ۆالزەر

발저, 로베르트 1878-1956

ヴァルザー

ヴァルザー, R

ヴァルザー, ローベルト

ロベルト・ヴァルザー

ローベルト・ヴァルザー 1878-1956

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MicroscriptsThe TannersJakob von Gunten; a novelThe walk and other storiesThe assistantBerlin storiesRunning with the Devil : power, gender, and madness in heavy metal musicSelected stories