Robert Walser

Robert Walser

Birth
Biel-Bienne, Verwaltungskreis Biel/Bienne, Bern, Switzerland
Death 25 Dec 1956 (aged 78)
Herisau, Bezirk Hinterland, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland
Burial Herisau, Bezirk Hinterland, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland
Memorial ID 15317426 · View Source
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Author. He was born in Biel, Switzerland. He began his career in 1898, publishing numerous short stories and poems in german magazines. In 1904, his first book, "Fritz Kochers Aufsätze," appeared in the Insel Verlag. Robert Musil and Kurt Tucholsky, among others, stated their admiration for Walser's prose, and authors like Hermann Hesse or Franz Kafka counted him among their favorite writers. His best known works include "Jakob von Gunten," "The Robber," "Speaking To The Rose: Writings, 1912-1932," "Masquerade and Other Stories," "The Walk and Other Stories," "Kleine Prosa," "Poetenleben" and "Der Gehülfe." Suffering of mental problems, he moved to the sanatorium of Herisau in his home canton Appenzell Ausserrhodene. During a walk, he suffered a heart attack and he was found in a field of snow near the asylum.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 13 Aug 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15317426
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Walser (15 Apr 1878–25 Dec 1956), Find a Grave Memorial no. 15317426, citing Friedhof Herisau, Herisau, Bezirk Hinterland, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .