Robert Walser was born in Switzerland in 1878 and worked as a bank clerk before becoming a writer. In 1929 he was diagnosed as 'schizophrenic' and lived the last twenty years of his life in hospital. His novels include Jakob von Gunten and The Assistant. Robert Walser died in 1956.
Books by Robert Walser
Jakob von Gunten
Robert Walser's great masterpiece, reissued with a foreword by J. M. Coetzee
One of the great works of European short fiction, by turns funny, reflective and profound