Jakob Von Gunten by Robert Walser

This novel is a first-person account of a young man who leaves his privileged life to enroll at a school for servants in Berlin. The protagonist's observations and experiences in the school, his interactions with the headmaster and other students, and his internal struggles and reflections form the crux of the story. The narrative, imbued with irony and dark humor, explores themes of power, submission, individuality, and the absurdity of societal norms and expectations.

The 773rd greatest book of all time


Published
1909
Nationality
Swiss
Type
Fiction
Pages
100-200
Words
32,000
Original Language
German

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