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Selected Stories

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In her preface to Robert Walser's "Selected Stories", Susan Sontag describes Walser as "a good-humored, sweet Beckett." The more common comparison is to "a comic Kafka." Both formulations effectively describe the reading experience in these stories: the reader is obviously in the presence of a mind-bending genius, but one characterized by a wry, buoyant voice, as apparently cheerful as it is disturbing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 12.95mm | 195.04g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0374533628
  • 9780374533625
  • 121,920

Review quote

"[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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About Robert Walser

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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Rating details

1,190 ratings
4.21 out of 5 stars
5 46% (551)
4 35% (412)
3 15% (175)
2 3% (38)
1 1% (14)
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