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Walser, Robert 1878-1956

Works: 838 works in 2,346 publications in 8 languages and 27,582 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Redactor, Dedicatee, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Editor, Librettist, Collaborator
Classifications: PT2647.A64, 833.912
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Jakob von Gunten; a novel by Robert Walser ( Book )
80 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,121 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
Der Gehülfe; Roman by Robert Walser ( Book )
74 editions published between 1908 and 2010 in German and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The assistant by Robert Walser ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 491 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 robber by Robert Walser ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 361 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
Robert Walser rediscovered : stories, fairy-tale plays, and critical responses by Robert Walser ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geschwister Tanner : Roman by Robert Walser ( Book )
54 editions published between 1907 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlin stories by Robert Walser ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 286 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
Fritz Kochers Aufsätze. Geschichten. Aufsätze by Robert Walser ( Book )
37 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Gesamtwerk by Robert Walser ( Book )
19 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in German and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seeland by Robert Walser ( Book )
22 editions published between 1919 and 2007 in German and French and held by 255 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
Prosa by Robert Walser ( Book )
20 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in German and English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Tanners by Robert Walser ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 247 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."--BOOK JACKET
Aus dem Bleistiftgebiet by Robert Walser ( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 231 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
Microscripts by Robert Walser ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Incredibly interesting and beautiful."ùJohn Ashbery --
Der Räuber : Roman by Robert Walser ( Book )
26 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retrouvé dans les manuscrits difficilement déchiffrables (les " microgrammes ") laissés par l'auteur, ce " roman " écrit en quelques semaines pendant l'été 1925 résume tout l'art et toute la personnalité de Walser.Le " brigand " qui en est le héros n'est autre que l'auteur lui-même, ce marginal inoffensif sévèrement jugé par la société, et qu'un narrateur faussement naïf tente de voir de l'extérieur. Les amateurs de ses autres romans (Le commis, Les enfants Tanner, L'Institut Benjamenta), comme ceux de La promenade ou de La rose, adoreront ce roman qui refuse d'en être un, et qui est sans doute la plus belle réussite de Robert Walser
Robert Walser : eine literarische Biographie in Texten und Bildern by Jürg Amann ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in German and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der spaziergang = La promenade by Robert Walser ( Book )
17 editions published between 1917 and 2001 in German and French and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filosofisk fortælling om de associationer og tidskritiske vurderinger, forfatteren når til under en lang spadseretur
Robert Walser by Robert Walser ( Book )
8 editions published between 1965 and 1987 in German and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poetenleben by Robert Walser ( Book )
17 editions published between 1918 and 2007 in German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mit einem Nachwort des Herausgebers
Phantasieren : Prosa aus der Berliner und Bieler Zeit by Robert Walser ( Book )
9 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in German and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.66 (from 0.29 for Berlin sto ... to 0.93 for Der babylo ...)
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Alternative Names
Bálzer, Rómpert
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
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
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