Robert Walser: Microscripts

“Robert Walser: Microscripts” is translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky. Afterword by Walter Benjamin. Co-published by Christine Burgin and New Directions | “Robert Walser, one of high modernism’s quirkiest, most mischievous storytellers, wrote many of his manuscripts in a shrunken-down form that remains enigmatic even a century later. These narrow strips of paper covered with tiny, antlike markings … came to light only after their author’s death in 1956. At first his literacy executor, Carl Seelig, assumed that Walser had been writing secret code, a corollary of the schizophrenia with which he’d been diagnosed in 1929…” | Visit and