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- DescriptionThe Swiss writer of whom Hermann Hesse famously declared, If he had a hundred thousand readers, the world would be a better place, Robert Walser (1878-1956) is only w finding an audience among English-speaking readers commensurate with his merits-if t with his self-image. After a wandering, precarious life during which he produced poems, essays, stories, and vels, Walser entered an insane asylum, saying, I am t here to write, but to be mad. Many of the unpublished works he left were in fact written in an idiosyncratically abbreviated script that was for years dismissed as an impenetrable private cipher. Fourteen texts from these so-called pencil manuscripts are included in this volume-rich evidence that Walser's microscripts, rather than the work of incipient madness, were in actuality the product of desperate genius building a last reserve, and as such, a treasure in modern literature. With a brisk preface and a chrology of Walser's life and work, this collection of fifty translations of short prose pieces covers the middle to later years of the writer's oeuvre. It provides unparalleled insight into Walser's creative process, along with a unique opportunity to experience the unfolding of his rare and eccentric gift. His vels The Robber (Nebraska 2000) and Jakob von Gunten are also available in English translation.
- Author BiographyChristopher Middleton is David J. Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Modern Languages, Emeritus, at the University of Texas at Austin. Besides being an eminent British poet, translator, and essayist, he was Walser's first translator into any language in The Walk and Other Stories, Jakob von Gunten, and Selected Stories.
- Author(s)Robert Walser
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication01/09/2005
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content NoteIllus.
- Weight205 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Translated byC. Middleton
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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