esarkayeCoffee and Walser. || I finished di Lampedusa's stories—my review is on Goodreads. The Professor and the Siren was especially beautiful. It's such a shame that di Lampedusa began writing only so late in life; there was definitely more literature in him. Now I thought I'd finally read something by Robert Walser, who did-you-know? was one of Kafka's favorite writers. The Assistant was written in 1908 and centers on a man named Joseph, who is hired to become an inventor's new assistant—the family faces financial ruin, and Joseph tries to help. | p.s. I realized, thanks to GR analytics, that I have already finished 30 books this year. It's only April, so at this pace I'm heading toward a personal best. I really don't have any reading goals, incidentally—just to read *much*. It's nice to keep track and to find that you're reading more than the year(s) before, though. 📚
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- oftentweakedWalter Benjamin admired Walser to. I too enjoy his work.
- esarkayeAh, I took out a part of the caption that I initially wrote, which went something like, "admired by the likes of Hermann Hesse, Heinrich von Kleist, Robert Musil, and Walter Benjamin..." because I decided to keep it short (and to minimize the name-dropping haha). Glad to hear you enjoy his work! @oftentweaked
- leortizcotesI've heard many (good) things about Walser. Can't wait for you to review it.
- budhoI have his short story collections from NYRB.. Delightful snippets...
- studiochristophergreenGreat story!
- pippaminttuThis was one of the first books I had to read for my first literature class ten years ago. Loved it. The German title is quite peculiar, its "der gehülfe" 😄
- mycatreadsmarxWalser's The Tanners is one of my favorite novels - I found it both beautiful and profound.
- natashajapanwalaI just finished The Professor and the Siren last week. Hands down one of the most incredible stories I've read in a while, just stunning!
- esarkayeAbsolutely! @natashajapanwala
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