Robert Walser : A Companion, Hardback Book

Robert Walser : A Companion Hardback

Edited by Samuel Frederick, Valerie Heffernan



Interest in the Swiss modernist writer Robert Walser (1878-1956) has widened thanks to high praise from intellectuals such as Susan Sontag, W.

G. Sebald, and J. M. Coetzee, and an increasing number of his books are now available in English translation.

Robert Walser: A Companion offers the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to Walser's work available in English to date. Examining Walser's literary works, milieu, and idiosyncratic writing process, the twelve essays in Robert Walser: A Companion addresses aspects of his biography; discusses the various genres in which he wrote-the novel, short prose, drama, lyric poetry, and letters-and analyzes his best-known novels and short stories alongside lesser-known but no less fascinating poems, dramas, and prose pieces. A welcome addition to scholarship about this idiosyncratic, prolific, and influential writer's work, Robert Walser: A Companion will be of interest both to established scholars and to those coming to the Walser literature for the first time.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9780810137134



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