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Walser, Robert 1878-1956

Works: 903 works in 3,520 publications in 28 languages and 32,346 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Satire  Pictorial works  Literatures  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Redactor, Dedicatee, Other, Librettist, Honoree, Contributor, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PT2647.A64, 833.912
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The assistant by Robert Walser( Book )

197 editions published between 1908 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,416 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 )

184 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 1,413 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 Tanners by Robert Walser( Book )

160 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,049 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 and other stories by Robert Walser( Book )

120 editions published between 1917 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 799 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 )

89 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 763 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
Fritz Kochers Aufsätze by Robert Walser( Book )

95 editions published between 1904 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 431 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
Aus dem Bleistiftgebiet by Robert Walser( Book )

57 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 395 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
Robert Walser rediscovered : stories, fairy-tale plays, and critical responses by Robert Walser( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleine Dichtungen, Prosastücke, kleine Prosa by Robert Walser( Book )

46 editions published between 1914 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil publié en 1914 et regroupant quatre-vingt-huit textes
Masquerade and other stories by Robert Walser( Book )

41 editions published between 1967 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Rose by Robert Walser( Book )

52 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin stories by Robert Walser( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 301 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 )

33 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeland by Robert Walser( Book )

29 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 267 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 Gedichte by Robert Walser( Book )

43 editions published between 1908 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microscripts by Robert Walser( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A clairvoyant of the small."-W.G. Sebald --
Robert Walser by Peter Schnemann( Book )

20 editions published between 1940 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetenleben by Robert Walser( Book )

37 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1914 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Walser : eine literarische Biographie in Texten und Bildern by Jrg Amann( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in German and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Blzer, Rmpert

Palcho, Robot'u

Palchŏ, Robŏt'ŭ 1878-1956

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

ואלזר, רוברט 1878־1956

ולזר, רוברט 1878-1956

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 TannersThe walk and other storiesThe robberFritz Kochers AufsätzeMasquerade and other storiesBerlin storiesMicroscripts