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A Schoolboy's Diary and Other Stories By Robert Walser Damion Searls Ben Lerner This new collection of than seventy stories by the iconic modern writer Robert Walser, includes stories that have appeared in Harper s Magazine, n 1 online, Vice, and elsewhere Also included is the complete Fritz Kocher s Essays, the collected works, so to speak, of a boy who died young, consisting entirely of classroom writing assignments on themes such as MusiThis new collection of than seventy stories by the iconic modern writer Robert Walser, includes stories that have appeared in Harper s Magazine, n 1 online, Vice, and elsewhere Also included is the complete Fritz Kocher s Essays, the collected works, so to speak, of a boy who died young, consisting entirely of classroom writing assignments on themes such as Music, Christmas, and The Fatherland As the opening title sequence of Walser s first book, this was a brilliant way to frame and introduce his unique voice, oscillating wildly as it does between na vet the ludicrous teacher wearing high boots, as though just returning from the Battle of Austerlitz , faux na vet , and faux faux na vet Factories and the areas around them do not look nice I don t understand how anyone can be around such unclean things All the poor people work in the factories, maybe to punish them for being so poor Fritz Kocher s Essays and Other Stories is centered around schoolboy life the subject of his greatest novel, Jakob von Gunten and dispatches from the edge of the writer s life, as Walser s modest, extravagant, careening narrators lash out at uncomprehending editors, overly solicitous publishers, and disdainers of Odol mouthwash There are vignettes that swoon over the innocent beauties of the Swiss landscape, but from sexual adventures on a train, to dissecting an adulterous love triangle by wading knee deep into what is generally called the Danish or psychological novel, to three stories about Walser s service in the Swiss military during World War I, the collection has an unexpected range of subject matter Because Walser s stories have been translated into English in the form of selected volumes, and because of his reputation as a quasi outsider artist, it has been all but impossible for English language readers to appreciate that he was a professional writer publishing ten books of stories during his active career By giving tables of contents for all ten books and indexing the stories appearances in the various English collections, the afterword provides a valuable resource for Walser s many English language readers.
Robert Walser Damion Searls Ben Lerner
Robert Walser, a German Swiss prose writer and novelist, enjoyed high repute among a select group of authors and critics in Berlin early in his career, only to become nearly forgotten by the time he committed himself to the Waldau mental clinic in Bern in January 1929 Since his death in 1956, however, Walser has been recognized as German Switzerland s leading author of the first half of the twentieth century, perhaps Switzerland s single significant modernist In his homeland he has served as an emboldening exemplar and a national classic during the unparalleled expansion of German Swiss literature of the last two generations.Walser s writing is characterized by its linguistic sophistication and animation His work exhibits several sets of tensions or contrasts between a classic modernist devotion to art and a ceaseless questioning of the moral legitimacy and practical utility of art between a spirited exuberance in style and texture and recurrent reflective melancholy between the disparate claims of nature and culture and between democratic respect for divergence in individuals and elitist reaction to the values of the mass culture and standardization of the industrial age.
A Schoolboy's Diary and Other Stories By Robert Walser Damion Searls Ben Lerner
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