Microscripts

Fiction

Robert Walser
translated by Susan Bernofsky

Contributors: Walter Benjamin
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W. G. Sebald called Robert Walser "a clairvoyant of the small," and nowhere is the phrase more apt than in his "microscripts."

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More Praise…

“Walser vaulted new heights of expression with miniscule means.”

The Boston Globe

“A clairvoyant of the small.”

— W.G. Sebald

“The incredible shrinking writer is a major twentieth-century prose artist who, for all that the modern world seems to have passed him by, fulfills the modern criterion: he sounds like nobody else.”

— Benjamin Kunkel, The New Yorker