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Masquerade and Other Stories (1990) [Collection]
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In Masquerade and Other Stories, Susan Bernofsky presents a representative selection of Walser's work, from his first published fiction to the stately prose of the last years before his voice vanished forever behind the asylum walls. Written between 1899 and 1933, these 64 sketches, scenes, stories, and wanderings through landscapes and dreamscapes are characterized by startling, skewed comparisons, warpings of syntax, vagaries of perspective, and a delight in contradiction. Quirky, playful, and sometimes bizarre, Walser's texts were unconventional by the standards of the early twentieth century. They are still innovative in the context of today's fiction.


  • Zurich (1896-1905)
    • Lake Greifen
    • From Fritz Kocher's Essays
    • Two Stories
    • Simon
    • The Gloves
  • Berlin (1905-1913)
    • "Good Morning, Giantess!"
    • Comedy Evening
    • Aschinger
    • Mountain Halls
    • Market
    • The Battle of Sempach
    • Tableau Vivant
    • Food (I)
  • Biel (1913-1921)
    • Johanna
    • The Violet
    • Marie
    • Fräulein Knuchel
    • Basta
    • Fritz
    • Tobold (II)
    • The End of the World
    • I Have Nothing
    • The Aunt
    • The Old Fountain
    • The Dinner Party
    • The Last Prose Piece
  • Berne (1921-1933)
    • The Alphabet
    • Ladies' Shoes
    • Energetic
    • Robert the Rascal
    • Fridolin
    • Should Promises Be Broken?
    • The Elephant
    • The Sweetheart
    • The One of Fairy Tales
    • The Green Spider
    • She's such a nice woman...
    • Goddess of Poetry...
    • The Strange Girl
    • The Chinese Woman, the Chinaman
    • A Lump of Sugar
    • Je t'adore
    • Kurt
    • Horse and Bear
    • Sunday Walk (I)
    • Letter to Edith
    • Salon Episode
    • Birthday Prose Piece
    • An Immortal
    • There exist drunken geniuses...
    • All those who like to laugh while crying...
    • A Flaubert Prose Piece
    • Minotaur
    • Masquerade
    • Sampler Plate
    • Prose Piece
    • Moonlight Story
    • Beneath a Linden
    • I Was Reading in the Forest
    • The Boy (II)
    • A Small Town
    • The Worn-out Man
    • Boat Trip
    • The Girl (II)

Original title: Masquerade and Other Stories
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Masquerade and Other Stories (1990)
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Language: English

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ISBN: 0801839777

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