Clairvoyant of the Small By Susan Bernofsky

  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Release date: 01-11-22

Clairvoyant of the Small AudioBook Summary

The first English-language biography of one of the great literary talents of the 20th century, written by his award-winning translator

The great Swiss-German modernist author Robert Walser lived eccentrically on the fringes of society, shocking his Berlin friends by enrolling in butler school and later developing an urban-nomad lifestyle in the Swiss capital, Bern, before checking himself into a psychiatric clinic. A connoisseur of power differentials, his pronounced interest in everything inconspicuous and modest-social outcasts and artists as well as the impoverished, marginalized, and forgotten-prompted W. G. Sebald to dub him “a clairvoyant of the small.” His revolutionary use of short prose forms won him the admiration of Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, Robert Musil, and many others.



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