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Jakob von Gunten - Robert Walser, Christopher Middleton
Jakob von Gunten
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781590178188 (1590178181)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
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Brain Gourmet
Brain Gourmet rated it
4.0 Jakob von Gunten
I know I have produced some cringe-worthy reviews lately, but I have been in a cringe-worthy state of mind with some unruly fingers to top it off, so there goes another one.As much as I love literature, I have always felt that it has the tendency to mislead and subsequently create victims of society...
Warwick rated it
3.5 ‘God is the opposite of Rodin.’
Imagine the school scenes from Gormenghast rewritten by Kafka and you'll have a good idea of the atmosphere of Jakob von Gunten, a short and stodgy philosophical fable of a very Germanic kind. It's easy to see why Kafka and Hesse were such fans; I wasn't quite so convinced, although I can understand...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
http://msarki.tumblr.com/post/55017000547/jakob-von-gunten-by-robert-walserThe publisher claims this German work Jakob von Gunten as Robert Walser's finest work. Other reviewers speak of the wondrous language and how the title character Jakob reminds them of Holden Caulfield, among others. For those...
jeobel rated it
"Klein sein und klein bleiben. Und höbe und trüge mich eine Hand, ein Umstand, eine Weile bis hinauf, wo Nacht und Einfluß gebieten, ich würde die Verhältnisse, die mich bevorzugten, zerschlagen, und mich selber würde ich hinabwerfen ins niedrige, nichtssagende Dunkel. Ich kann nur in den untern Reg...
proustitute rated it
5.0 Jakob von Gunten (New York Review Books Classics)
How does one begin to write even an on-the-fly review of such a novel, one that should be experienced as a series of deceptively simple vignettes in the young life of the titular character and be relished as Walser carries one along with Jakob’s singular voice? Jakob von Gunten is also a difficult n...
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