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Title Jakob von Gunten / Robert Walser ; translated and with an introduction by Christopher Middleton.
Author Walser, Robert, 1878-1956.
Publication New York : New York Review Books, 2014, 1999.
Description xxii, 176 pages ; 21 cm
1 online resource.
Call # eBOOK
Note "Number 10"--Cover.
Summary 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.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject FICTION / Coming of Age.
Fiction.
German fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English.
Teenage boys -- Germany -- Fiction.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author Middleton, Christopher, 1926-2015.
OverDrive, Inc.
Addl. Title Jakob von Gunten. English
Related To Print version:
ISBN 9781590178188 (electronic bk.)
1590178181 (electronic bk.)

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