The Walk

The Walk

by Robert Walser
     
 

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Robert Walser's preferred alternate version of his classic tale. In a new translation by Susan Bernofsky, The Walk is an elegant consideration of walking and the philosophical musings it engenders.See more details below

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Robert Walser's preferred alternate version of his classic tale. In a new translation by Susan Bernofsky, The Walk is an elegant consideration of walking and the philosophical musings it engenders.

Editorial Reviews

Walter Benjamin
“One of the most profound products of modern literature.”
The Brooklyn Rail
“The hope that shines forth in the moments of self-knowledge, transcendence, and grace Walser describes is anything but meager: on the contrary, it is exultation the writer feels when he perceives the sublime in the tiniest details of everyday life.”
The Times Literary Supplement
“The Walk is a good place to start reading Walser, and offers a kind of bridge between the novels and the microscripts.... The walk is a search for freedom, is an act of freedom itself, and the writing feels free to launch into invective, or drape itself in courtesy, as it pleases. It is an attempt to approximate writing to life, to subject it to circumstance and chance encounter, but for all its overt artificiality the story is deeply affecting”
John Ashbery
“Incredibly interesting and beautiful.”
The Quarterly Conversation
“Walser’s project is mirrored and echoed by modernity’s general obsession with interiority and exploring new forms of subjectivity. We should understand Walser’s poetics of smallness as being as grandiose as anything that modernity has produced.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811219921
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
05/23/2012
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
739,740
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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Walter Benjamin
One of the most profound products of modern literature.
John Ashbery
Incredibly interesting and beautiful.

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