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Walser, Robert 1878-1956

Works: 1,505 works in 5,359 publications in 38 languages and 46,381 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Musical settings  Biographies  Song cycles  Satire  Satirical literature 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Redactor, Lyricist, Dedicatee, zxx, Editor, Librettist, Composer, Arranger
Classifications: PT2647.A64, 833.912
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The assistant by Robert Walser( Book )

278 editions published between 1908 and 2019 in 24 languages and held by 1,794 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?
The Tanners by Robert Walser( Book )

217 editions published between 1907 and 2020 in 21 languages and held by 1,355 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 )

107 editions published between 1909 and 2020 in 14 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jakob von Gunten is a student at a school which teaches how to become servants and butlers
The walk by Robert Walser( Book )

136 editions published between 1917 and 2020 in 20 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A philosophical stroll through town and countryside, The walk has been hailed as a masterpiece of Walser's short prose." --Back cover
The robber by Robert Walser( Book )

90 editions published between 1976 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 776 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
Microscripts by Robert Walser( Book )

54 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 628 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
Running with the Devil : power, gender, and madness in heavy metal music by Robert Young Walser( )

35 editions published between 142 and 2014 in English and held by 522 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
Fritz Kochers Aufsätze. Geschichten. Aufsätze by Robert Walser( Book )

90 editions published between 1904 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit einem Nachwort von Erik Granly Jensen
Berlin stories by Robert Walser( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 354 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
Jakob von Gunten : ein Tagebuch by Robert Walser( Book )

46 editions published between 1909 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jakob von Gunten is a seventeen-year-old runaway who enrolls in a school for servants. The Institute is a deeply mysterious place: the faculty lies asleep in a single room; the students, though subject to fierce discipline, come and go at will. Jakob, a spirited and subversive presence, keeps a journal in which he records his quirky impressions of the school, as well as his own enthusiasms and uncertainties, deliberations and dreams. And in the end, as the Institute dissolves around him like a dream, he steps out boldly to explore still-unimagined worlds
Beiseit : Zwölf Lieder nach Gedichten von Robert Walser ; Alb-Chehr by Heinz Holliger( )

4 editions published in 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jakob von Gunten : ein Tagebuch by Robert Walser( Book )

41 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in German and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1908 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at pictures by Robert Walser( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 239 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 --
Prosa by Robert Walser( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drucke in der Neuen Rundschau by Robert Walser( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in German and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Robert Walser's contributions printed in the journal “Neue Rundschau” are edited. Each of Walser's texts is accompanied by a context documentation, which gives an insight into the contents of the whole journal issue. In the editors' afterword, Walser's relations with the journal and with the publisher S. Fischer are described. A documentary appendix with letters and further material illustrates the relations between Walser and the editors
Aus dem Bleistiftgebiet by Robert Walser( Book )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in German and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Gesamtwerk by Robert Walser( Book )

34 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in German and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetenleben by Robert Walser( Book )

30 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Rose by Robert Walser( Book )

33 editions published between 1925 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The assistant
The TannersJakob von Gunten; a novelThe walkThe robberMicroscriptsRunning with the Devil : power, gender, and madness in heavy metal musicFritz Kochers Aufsätze. Geschichten. AufsätzeBerlin stories
Alternative Names
Bálzer, Rómpert 1878-1956

Baruzā, Rōberuto 1878-1956

Palchŏ, Robŏt'ŭ 1878-1956

Rober Walser Alman asıllı İsviçreli yazar

Robert Valʹzer

Robert Walser

Robert Walser deutschsprachiger Schweizer Schriftsteller

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 scríbhneoir Eilvéiseach

Robert Walser shkrimtar zviceran

Robert Walser Šveitsi kirjanik

Robert Walser sveitsisk skribent og poet

Robert Walser švýcarský spisovatel

Robert Walser Swiss writer

Robert Walser Swiss writer (1878-1956)

Robert Walser Zwitsers schrijver

Robertas Valseris

Robertus Walser

Vālzar, Rūbirt 1878-1956

Ṿalzer, Roberṭ 1878-1956

Valzer, Rompert 1878-1956

Valzeri, Robert 1878-1956

Valzeris Robertas

W., R. 1878-1956

Walser, Robert Otto.

Walser, Robert Otto 1878-1956

Walseris Robertas

Wal'zer, Robert.

Walzer, Robert 1878-1956

Ρόμπερτ Βάλζερ

Вальзер Роберт

Роберт Валзер

Роберт Вальзер

Роберт Вальзер швейцарский писатель

Ռոբերտ Վալզեր շվեյցարացի գրող

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

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로베르트 발저

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