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The Robber

The Robber

By Robert Walser
Translated by Susan Bernofsky

The Robber, Robert Walser’s last novel, tells the story of a dreamer on a journey of self-discovery. It is a hybrid of love story, tragedy, and farce, with a protagonist who sweet-talks teaspoons, flirts with important politicians, plays maidservant to young boys, and uses a passerby’s mouth as an ashtray. Walser’s novel spoofs the stiff-upper-lipped European petit bourgeois and its nervous reactions to whatever threatens the stability of its worldview.

Paperback
141 pages
University of Nebraska Press, 2007
Originally Published in 1925
5 x 8.5 inches
ISBN 9780803298095
Fiction, Satire

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