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Robert Walser: Little Snow Landscape

Robert Walser's Little Snow Landscape, recently published by NYRB Classics, is the perfect book to start as we get into spring. It will also be perfect for summer, fall, and, believe it or not, winter. I recommend it in perpetuity.

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Susan Bernofsky, who has been heavily involved in bringing English readers the work of Robert Walser, has recently published her biography of the author W.G. Sebald called "the clairvoyant of the small."
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