Jakob von Gunten
Jakob von Gunten

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.

Title Jakob von Gunten
Author Robert Walser
Publisher NYRB Classics
Title First Published 30 September 1999
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 200 p.
ISBN-10 0940322218
ISBN-13 9780940322219
Publication Date 30 September 1999
Main content page count 200
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.00

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