• Robert Walser
  • Robert Walser

christine burgin/New directions •  “The most beautiful and important book published this year.” —Wayne Koestenbaum. Considered by both J. M Coetzee and W. G. Sebald to be Walser’s finest writings, Robert Walser’s microscripts are, quite literally, microscopic masterworks of illumination and musing, written episodically by Walser on small scraps of paper during his stay at the Waldau sanatorium. “Robert Walser is a bewitched genius.” —Newsweek | 6.125 x 8.75 inches, 160 pages

christine burgin/New directions •  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 single most underrated writer of the 20th Century.” —The Los Angeles Times | 5 x 7 inches, 64 pages

Robert Walser