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Walser, Robert 1878-1956

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Works: 1,072 works in 4,477 publications in 19 languages and 38,809 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Satire  Pictorial works  Short stories  Anecdotes  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Literature 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other, Redactor, Author of introduction, Honoree, zxx, Librettist, Dedicatee, Composer, Editor, Lyricist
Classifications: PT2647.A64, 833.912
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Das Gesamtwerk by Robert Walser( Book )

227 editions published between 1908 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce roman, paru pour la première fois à Berlin en 1908, est l'oeuvre la plus importante de Robert Walser. C'est l'évocation apparemment banale d'un petit employé, Joseph Marti, entré au service de l'ingénieur Tobler, l'inventeur d'une horloge-réclame et d'un fauteuil mécanique. Logé et nourri chez Tobler, il doit avant tout éconduire les créanciers. Il se révèle d'une ingénuité étrange
Jakob von Gunten; a novel by Robert Walser( Book )

99 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit einem Nachwort von Christopher Middleton
The Tanners by Robert Walser( Book )

130 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 825 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
The walk by Robert Walser( Book )

99 editions published between 1917 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 672 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 )

71 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 599 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 )

110 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 526 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 assistant by Robert Walser( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 511 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?
Fritz Kochers Aufsätze by Robert Walser( Book )

68 editions published between 1904 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit Vorwort von Hermann Hesse und Nachwort von Guillermo Piro
Berlin stories by Robert Walser( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 295 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 )

44 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetenleben by Robert Walser( Book )

47 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in German and French and held by 276 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
Die Rose by Robert Walser( Book )

33 editions published between 1925 and 2016 in German and French and held by 266 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 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichten by Robert Walser( Book )

38 editions published between 1914 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Walser by Peter Utz( Book )

23 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 232 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
Looking at pictures by Robert Walser( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LOOKING AT PICTURES--a selection of Robert Walser's writings on art and artists--is a Christine Burgin/New Directions co-publication, and includes 45 full-color illustrations. A beautiful and elegant collection, with gorgeous full-color art reproductions, LOOKING AT PICTURES presents a little-known side of the eccentric Swiss genius: his great writings on art. His essays consider Van Gogh, Cezanne, Rembrandt, Cranach, Watteau, Fragonard, Brueghel and his own brother Karl and also discuss general topics such as the character of the artist and of the dilettante as well as the differences between painters and poets --
Kleine Dichtungen by Robert Walser( Book )

37 editions published between 1914 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 217 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 60 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
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

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The assistant
Alternative Names
Bálzer, Rómpert 1878-1956

Palchŏ, Robŏt'ŭ 1878-1956

Rober Walser

Robert Valʹzer

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

Walser, Robert

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

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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Jakob von Gunten; a novelThe TannersThe walkThe robberJakob von Gunten : ein TagebuchThe assistantFritz Kochers AufsätzeBerlin storiesRunning with the Devil : power, gender, and madness in heavy metal music