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  1. The Tanners
    The Tanners
    The Tanners
    The Tanners
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  2. The Tanners

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"The Tanners is a contender for Funniest Book of the Year."―The Village Voice

The Tanners, Robert Walser’s amazing 1907 novel of twenty chapters, is now presented in English for the very first time, by the award-winning translator Susan Bernofsky. Three brothers and a sister comprise the Tanner family―Simon, Kaspar, Klaus, and Hedwig: their wanderings, meetings, separations, quarrels, romances, employment and lack of employment over the course of a year or two are the threads from which Walser weaves his airy, strange and brightly gorgeous fabric. “Walser’s lightness is lighter than light,” as Tom Whalen said in Bookforum: “buoyant up to and beyond belief, terrifyingly light.”

Robert Walser―admired greatly by Kafka, Musil, and Walter Benjamin―is a radiantly original author. He has been acclaimed “unforgettable, heart-rending” (J.M. Coetzee), “a bewitched genius” (Newsweek), and “a major, truly wonderful, heart-breaking writer” (Susan Sontag). Considering Walser’s “perfect and serene oddity,” Michael Hofmann in The London Review of Books remarked on the “Buster Keaton-like indomitably sad cheerfulness [that is] most hilariously disturbing.” The Los Angeles Times called him “the dreamy confectionary snowflake of German language fiction. He also might be the single most underrated writer of the 20th century....The gait of his language is quieter than a kitten’s.”

“A clairvoyant of the small” W. G. Sebald calls Robert Walser, one of his favorite writers in the world, in his acutely beautiful, personal, and long introduction, studded with his signature use of photographs.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Robert Walser
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: New Directions
EAN
9780811215893
Edition
1
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
081121589X
Label
New Directions
Manufacturer
New Directions
MPN
9780811215893
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
360
PartNumber
9780811215893
PublicationDate
2009-08-31
Publisher
New Directions
Studio
New Directions
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