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A Schoolboy's Diary and Other Stories

Authors: Walser, Robert
Publisher: New York Review Books
BISAC/Subject: FIC016000, FIC019000, FIC029000
ISBN: 9781590176924, Related ISBNs: 1590176723, 1590176928, 9781590176726, 9781590176924
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 208,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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.
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