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Jakob von Gunten

Jakob von Gunten( )
Author: Walser, Robert
Introduction by: Middleton, Christopher
Translator: Middleton, Christopher
Series title:New York Review Books Classics
ISBN:978-0-940322-21-9
Publication Date:Sep 2006
Publisher:New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $26.99
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:200
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.7 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm
Book Weight:0.216 Kilograms
Author Biography
Walser, Robert (Author)
Christopher Middleton was born John Christopher Middleton in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom on June 10, 1926. He served in the RAF from 1944 to 1948 and then attended Merton College, Oxford University. He was a professor of Germanic languages at the University of Texas, Austin.

He was a poet, translator and essayist. His collections of poems included Torse 3 and Poems 2006-2009. He also translated numerous works from French, Swedish, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, and German. In 1962, he and Michael Hamburger edited Modern German Poetry, a bilingual anthology of German poetry from 1910-1960. He died on November 29, 2015 at the age of 89.

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