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ROBERT WALSER / Looking at Pictures

ROBERT WALSER / Looking at Pictures

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Robert Walser
Looking at Pictures  2015
Hardcover, Clothbound, 128 pages
18 x 11cm
New Directions / Christine Burgin

Translated by Susan Bernofsky, Lydia Davis and Christopher Middleton

Condition: New

An elegant collection, with gorgeous full-colour art reproductions, Looking at Pictures presents a little-known aspect of the eccentric Swiss writer’s genius. His essays consider Van Gogh, Manet, Rembrandt, Cranach, Watteau, Fragonard, Bruegel, and his own brother Karl. The pieces also discuss general topics such as the character of the artist and of the dilettante as well as the differences between painters and poets. Each piece is marked by Walser’s unique eye, his delicate sensitivity, and his very particular sensibilities—and all are touched by his magic screwball wit.

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