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Selected Stories (New York Review Books Classics) Paperback – January 31, 2002

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Described by Susan Sontag in the introduction to his Selected Stories as "a good-humored, sweet Beckett," Swiss novelist Robert Walser (1878-1956) committed himself to a sanatorium in 1933 and spent the rest of his life there. Admired by Hesse and Kafka, his subjects in these mostly very short pieces (an exception being the melancholic "The Walk") are various and appealing from an essay on trousers to a mock job application and a short "play" involving a stork and a porcupine: "What a kissing that would have been! We shudder at the thought of it." An excellent introduction to a masterful writer.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics; LATER PRINTING edition (March 12, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0940322986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940322981
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,240,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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