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Robert Walser wrote many of his manuscripts in a highly enigmatic, shrunken-down form. These narrow strips of paper, covered with tiny ant-like pencil markings a millimeter high, came to light only after the author's death in 1956.At first considered random restless pencil markings or a secret code, the microscripts were in time discovered to be a radically miniaturized form of antique German script: a whole story was deciphered on the back of a business card. These twenty-five short pieces address schnapps, rotten husbands, small town life, elegant jaunts, the radio, swine, jealousy, and marriage proposals.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 160.02 x 220.98 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • New York, United States
  • English, German
  • Reprint
  • 0811220338
  • 9780811220330
  • 77,489

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"Walser vaulted new heights of expression with miniscule means." "show more

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416 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 48% (198)
4 33% (138)
3 15% (61)
2 3% (13)
1 1% (6)
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