Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Jakob von Gunten has ratings and reviews. Gaurav said: Jakob von GuntenRobert WalserJakob von Gunten dissects the remote and vulnerable regi.. . Among Walser’s works available in English are Berlin Stories and Jakob von Gunten (both available as NYRB classics), Thirty Poems, The Walk, The Tanners, .

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View all 20 comments. It did not surprise me that Jakob did the same within a page.

Feb 12, Kimley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Written by Robert Walser, as quoted by J. The inhumanity of the masses. Outraged, the splendid young boy refuses.

He is a nothing, one of the large, round attractive attractive? 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. At that he fell silent and read newspapers.

Si tratta, infatti, di due comportamenti che portati all’estremo si ritrovano nel loro annullamento. View all 17 comments. View all 6 comments. Jakob considers himself conceited and arrogant. To live is what matters, then the observation happens off his own account. If there were no commandments, no duties in the world, I would die, starve, be crippled by boredom. Although not new Walser brings the setup to life.

Kafka was a fan and it is easy to see why and to see shades of The Castle in particular. To say goodbye, and to have it said to me is terrible. In other words, people like this fellow have very bad taste and have no respect for tradition and classic architecture dnglish as the summer cabin typically found in northern Michigan in times long past. His brother Johann engliish a well-known, established artist, who cultivates a bourgeois lifestyle and moves in elite circles.


We learn very little here, there englieh a shortage of teachers, and we boys from the Institute Benjamenta will never come to much, that is, we will all be something very small and engliwh in later life. Seeming levity of tone belies a violent clash of dicho Chris Middleton does such a proficient job in my introduction honing in on the mysterium, journal element, and subtle ribbing tone of Jakob, that for a moment I think I am left with nothing to say.

I didn’t get that same reaction reading this book. View all 8 comments.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What a lot of talk! He ends his vln, saying there was “nothing left to be woulding and iffing about”, words that delighted me. Jan 21, Fionnuala added it Shelves: Like a German Holden Caulfield, but way more European.

Si ferma a guardare le vetrine nei negozi, tutto immerso nella contemplazione. And because Jakob can masquerade as a sympathetic listener, Schacht even betrays his shameful secret: He joins a school for servants, situated on one floor at the rear of a house in Berlin. Jakob does not get a job through the headmaster because the headmaster, already over 40, loves someone for the first time and vonn want to let him go.

Este universo que Robert Walser crea tiene nombre: Jakob is not like other pupils, his consciousness forbids him to surrender himself to the follies carried out in Benjamenta, for him the lessons in humility have vvon deep personal resonance. MWL is a great resource: And that was something I kept waiting for, just how important the relationship would become. As a young man Walser enrolled himself in a servant training englisg similar to the one in this book and he lived his last years in a mental institution though speculation seems to be that he wasn’t actually mentally unstable to such a degree that would warrant this.


Jakob von Gunten by Robert Walser

But then, one has to bear a lot of other stuff, a lot of trembling experimentation the results of which have been normalized and denormalized, so much that such germane flourishes excite only minimally. Right there at the beginning, on page twelve. Non enunciano nulla di proprio, non vogliono modificazioni. View all 10 comments. I wish I had read this years ago. At the back of my edition I find a schematic overview of Walser’s biography.

Jakob von Gunten

Their graduates aspire to be serving men or butlers, not saints. Walser’s writing is characterized by its linguistic sophistication and animation. Not because I accepted Jakob, Kraus and the others but more that they accepted me. The prose of Robert Walser has got something very primal in nature, it reveals the naivete of an expressionist artists whose soliloquy unites the gleam of imagination and reality.