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Robert Walser: A Companion
edited by Samuel Frederick and Valerie Heffernan
contributions by Jörg Kreienbrock, Kai Evers, Anne Fuchs, Susan Bernofsky, Elke Siegel, Anette Schwarz, Daniel L. Medin, Paul Buchholz, Peter Utz and Bernhard Malkmus
Northwestern University Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-0-8101-3714-1 | Cloth: 978-0-8101-3713-4 | Paper: 978-0-8101-3712-7
Library of Congress Classification PT2647.A64Z7865 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 838.91209

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

The Swiss writer Robert Walser (1878-1956) is now recognized as one of the most important European authors of the modernist period, having garnered high praise from such prominent voices as Susan Sontag, W. G. Sebald, and J. M. Coetzee. Robert Walser: A Companion is the first comprehensive guide to Walser’s work in English. The twelve essays in this collection examine Walser’s literary output, historical milieu, and idiosyncratic writing process, addressing aspects of his biography; discussing the various genres in which he wrote (the novel, short prose, drama, lyric poetry, and letters); and analyzing his best-known novels and short stories alongside lesser-known but no less fascinating poems, plays, and prose pieces.


An essential addition to the scholarship about this eccentric, prolific, and influential writer’s work, Robert Walser: A Companion will be of interest both to established scholars and to those coming to Walser for the first time.



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