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Selected Stories
     

Selected Stories

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by Robert Walser, Christopher Middleton (Translator), Susan Sontag (Preface by)
 

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A writer who devoted loving attention to the smallest things and the most fugitive of feelings, Robert Walser influenced writers as diverse as Franz Kafka and W. G. Sebald. Selected Stories collects 42 of Walser's works, including "The Walk," which according to Time "belongs on any short list of great 20th-century stories." "If [Walser] had a hundred thousand readers

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A writer who devoted loving attention to the smallest things and the most fugitive of feelings, Robert Walser influenced writers as diverse as Franz Kafka and W. G. Sebald. Selected Stories collects 42 of Walser's works, including "The Walk," which according to Time "belongs on any short list of great 20th-century stories." "If [Walser] had a hundred thousand readers, the world would be a better place." — Hermann Hesse

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"[A] great novelist, one of the last century's finest."—The Independent

"An excellent introduction to a masterful writer."—Publishers Weekly

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ISBN-13:
9780374259013
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
10/01/1982
Pages:
203

Meet the Author

Robert Walser was born in Switzerland in 1878. He wrote nine novels and hundreds of stories before being hospitalized for mental illness in 1933. He died in 1956.

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