Jakob Von Gunten by Robert Walser

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 originality and disconcerting humor, whose beautiful sentences have the simplicity and strangeness of a painting by Henri Rousseau.

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The 596th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on Biblioteca (Argentina)
  2. - 13th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Jakob von Gunten. Ein Tagebuch. (German Edition) Paperback 4205991 $8.11 $3.86 2000
Jakob von gunten (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3432703 $14.49 $27.60 2014
L'Institut Benjamenta: (Jakob von Gunten) (L'Imaginaire) (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 21845441 $9.44 $3.81 1981
Jakob von Gunten Hardcover 6426591 $41.32 $36.87 2013
Jakob Von Gunten (Spanish Edition) Paperback 13945375 $50.02 $40.04
Jakob von Gunten (New York Review Books Classics) Paperback 270545 $5.07 $5.00 1999
Jakob Von Gunten (Libros Del Tiempo / All Time Books) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 4511894 $22.55 $55.45 2011
Jakob von Gunten (New York Review Books Classics) Kindle Edition 141110 $9.39 2014
Jakob von Gunten;: A novel Hardcover 4491245 $188.60 $79.42
Jakob von Gunten: A novel Paperback 4559908 $29.99 $3.70
Jakob von Gunten (Libros del Tiempo) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 1044912 $6.39 2012
Jakob von Gunten Paperback 3953851 $14.45 $8.95 2008
Jakob von Gunten (German Edition) Paperback 953806 $5.59 $8.36 2013
Jakob von Gunten. Ein Tagebuch. Hardcover 4314554 $14.92 $12.43 1995
Jakob von Gunten. Ein Tagebuch. Hardcover 13091548 $13.60 $17.83 2003