The Walk (New Directions Pearls)

The Walk (New Directions Pearls)

Robert Walser


Robert Walser's hottest trade model of his vintage story. In a brand new translation through Susan Bernofsky, The Walk is a chic attention of strolling and the philosophical musings it engenders.

A pseudo-biographical “stroll” via city and nation-state rife with philosophical musings, The Walk has been hailed because the masterpiece of Walser’s brief prose. strolling beneficial properties seriously in his writing, yet nowhere else is it as elegantly thought of. with no jogging, “I will be dead,” Walser explains, “and my occupation, which i admire passionately, will be destroyed. since it is on walks that the lore of nature and the lore of the rustic are printed, fascinating and swish, to the feel and eyes of the observant walker.” The Walk was once the 1st piece of Walser’s paintings to seem in English, and the single one translated prior to his loss of life. notwithstanding, Walser seriously revised his most famed novella, changing approximately each sentence, rendering the baroque tone of his story into whatever extra spare. An advent by way of translator Susan Bernofsky explains the historical past of The Walk, and the variations among its models.

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