Robert Walser

1878 - 1956

Robert Walser

Robert Walser (15 April 1878 – 25 December 1956) was a German-speaking Swiss writer. Walser is understood to be the missing link between Kleist and Kafka. "Indeed", writes Susan Sontag, "at the time [of Walser's writing], it was more likely to be Kafka [who was understood by posterity] through the prism of Walser". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Walser has received more than 11,464 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 492nd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Robert Walser ranks 489 out of 4,883Before him are Baldassare Castiglione, Daphne du Maurier, Michel Houellebecq, Giorgos Seferis, Robert A. Heinlein, and Thomas Paine. After him are Ilya Ehrenburg, Gérard de Nerval, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Anaïs Nin, Zecharia Sitchin, and Erich Kästner.

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Among people born in 1878, Robert Walser ranks 11Before him are John B. Watson, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Pancho Villa, Gustav Stresemann, Werner von Blomberg, and André Citroën. After him are Lucien Febvre, Pyotr Wrangel, Alfred Döblin, Ferenc Molnár, Paul Reynaud, and Gemma Galgani. Among people deceased in 1956, Robert Walser ranks 12Before him are Jules Rimet, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Pietro Badoglio, Emil Nolde, Alfred Kinsey, and Frederick Soddy. After him are Bela Lugosi, Alexander Rodchenko, Lucien Febvre, A. A. Milne, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, and Kenji Mizoguchi.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Robert Walser ranks 43 out of 540Before him are Eugen Bleuler (1857), Hermann Rorschach (1884), Henry Fuseli (1741), Ursula Andress (1936), Roger Federer (1981), and Élie Ducommun (1833). After him are Felix Bloch (1905), Carlo Maderno (1556), Giacomo della Porta (1533), Clay Regazzoni (1939), Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865), and Albert II, Duke of Austria (1298).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Robert Walser ranks 6Before him are Johanna Spyri (1827), Erich von Däniken (1935), Karl Barth (1886), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), and Carl Spitteler (1845). After him are Max Frisch (1911), Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741), Alejo Carpentier (1904), Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878), and Blaise Cendrars (1887).