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Publisher Description

The Swiss writer Robert Walser is one of the quiet geniuses of twentieth-century literature. Largely self-taught and altogether indifferent to worldly success, Walser wrote a range of short stories, essays, as well as four novels, of which Jakob von Gunten is widely recognized as the finest. The book is a young man's inquisitive and irreverent account of life in what turns out to be the most uncanny of schools. It is the work of an outsider artist, a writer of uncompromising originality and disconcerting humor, whose beautiful sentences have the simplicity and strangeness of a painting by Henri Rousseau.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1999
September 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
200
Pages
PUBLISHER
New York Review Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
984.6
KB

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