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Walser, Robert 1878-1956

Works: 1,000 works in 3,546 publications in 20 languages and 34,295 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Satire  Pictorial works  Short stories  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Literature 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Redactor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Librettist, Honoree, Dedicatee, Collaborator, Editor
Classifications: PT2647.A64, 833.912
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The assistant by Robert Walser( Book )

173 editions published between 1908 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,696 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 )

63 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 859 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 robber by Robert Walser( Book )

57 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 578 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
The walk by Robert Walser( Book )

66 editions published between 1917 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 573 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
Aus dem Bleistiftgebiet by Robert Walser( Book )

86 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in German and held by 564 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
The Tanners by Robert Walser( Book )

53 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 552 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 : ein Tagebuch by Robert Walser( Book )

78 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in German and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin stories by Robert Walser( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 290 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
Microscripts by Robert Walser( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 260 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
Die Gedichte by Robert Walser( Book )

43 editions published between 1908 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Rose by Robert Walser( Book )

31 editions published between 1925 and 2016 in German and French and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufsätze by Robert Walser( Book )

23 editions published between 1913 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit einem Nachwort von Jochen Greven
Geschwister Tanner : Roman by Robert Walser( Book )

60 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeland by Robert Walser( Book )

15 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in German and French and held by 217 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
Looking at pictures by Robert Walser( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 205 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 )

29 editions published between 1914 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetenleben by Robert Walser( Book )

24 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in German and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit einem Nachwort des Herausgebers
Robert Walser by Peter Utz( Book )

18 editions published between 1940 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 195 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
Fritz Kochers Aufsätze by Robert Walser( Book )

38 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The assistant
Alternative Names
Bálzer, Rómpert

Bálzer, Rómpert 1878-1956

Palcho, Robot'u

Palchŏ, Robŏt'ŭ 1878-1956

Rober Walser

Robert Valʹzer

Robert Walser deutschsprachiger Schweizer Schriftsteller

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

Valzer, Robert

Ṿalzer, Roberṭ 1878-1956

Valzer, Rompert 1878-1956

Valzeri, Robert 1878-1956

Walser, Robert

Walser, Robert Otto

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

روبرت فالسر

روبرت والزر شاعر و نویسنده سوئیسی

روبەرت ۆالزەر

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 robberThe walkThe TannersJakob von Gunten : ein TagebuchBerlin storiesMicroscriptsFritz Kochers Aufsätze