Berlin Stories

Paperback $14.95

NYRB Classics | Jan 24, 2012 | 160 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590174548

  • Paperback$14.95

    NYRB Classics | Jan 24, 2012 | 160 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590174548

  • Ebook$14.95

    NYRB Classics | Jan 24, 2012 | 160 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590174739

Praise

“If ever a writer deserved the cliché that they have a voice all of their own, it’s Walser. His style is strange but wholly accessible and full of charm…” —Metro (UK)

“The magnificently humble. The enormously small. The meaningfully ridiculous. Robert Walser’s work often reads like a dazzling answer to the question, How immense can modesty be? If Emily Dickinson made cathedrals of em dashes and capital letters and the angle of winter light, Walser accomplishes the feat with, well, ladies’ feet and trousers, and little emotive words like joy, uncapitalized.”
—Rivka Galchen, Harper’s

“Walser’s fictions are charged with compassion: awareness of the creatureliness of life, of the fellowship of sadness. He is a truly wonderful, heartbreaking writer.”
—Susan Sontag

“A writer of considerable wit, talent and originality . . . recognized by such impressive contemporaries as Kafka, Brod, Hesse and Musil . . . [and] primarily known to German literary scholars and to English readers lucky enough to have discovered [his work] . . . [Walser’s tales] are to be read slowly and savored . . . [and] are filled with lovely and disturbing moments that will stay with the reader for some time to come.” —Ronald De Feo, The New York Times

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