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Robert Walser, A Schoolboy’s Diary and Other Stories

NYRB edition, translated from the German by Damion Searls
Robert Walser, A Schoolboy’s Diary and Other Stories
From NYRB:
A Schoolboy’s Diary brings together more than seventy of Robert Walser’s strange and wonderful stories, most never before available in English. Opening with a sequence from Walser’s first book, “Fritz Kocher’s Essays,” the complete classroom assignments of a fictional boy who has met a tragically early death, this selection ranges from sketches of uncomprehending editors, overly passionate readers, and dreamy artists to tales of devilish adultery, sexual encounters on a train, and Walser’s service in World War I. Throughout, Walser’s careening, confounding, delicious voice holds the reader transfixed. [Read More]

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