Thirty Poems


Robert Walser
translated by Christopher Middleton

Contributors: Christopher Middleton

A deluxe edition of the Swiss master's best poems

A Christine Burgin co-publication

In a small, exquisite clothbound format resembling the early Swiss and German editions of Walser's work, Thirty Poems collects famed translator Christopher Middleton's favorite poems from the more than five hundred Walser wrote. The illustrations range from an early poem in perfect copperplate handwriting, to one from a 1927 Czech-German newspaper, to a microscript.

More Praise…

“The magnificently humble. The enormously small. The meaningfully ridiculous. Robert Walser's work often reads like a dazzling answer to the question, How immense can modesty be?”

— Rivka Galchen, Harper's Magazine