The Assistant

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Product Details

Price
$18.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
301
Dimensions
5.18 X 0.76 X 6.92 inches | 0.67 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811215909
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About the Author

Robert Walser (1878-1956) was born in Switzerland. He left school at fourteen and led a wandering and precarious existence working as a bank clerk, a butler in a castle, and an inventor's assistant while producing essays, stories, and novels. In 1933 he abandoned writing and entered a sanatorium--where he remained for the rest of his life. I am not here to write, Walser said, but to be mad.
Susan Bernofsky is the acclaimed translator of Hermann Hesse, Robert Walser, and Jenny Erpenbeck, and the recipient of many awards, including the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize and the Hermann Hesse Translation Prize. She teaches literary translation at Columbia University and lives in New York.

Reviews

Essential, exquisitely poised absurdity.--Christian Carly