Robert Walser Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1982. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. 195 pages. Chipped dust jacketat edges, with usual fading at spine. Retrospective collection of short stories. The single best introduction to the literary art of Robert Walser. The first appearance of the collection in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the New York Review Classics Reissued Editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Foreword by Susan Sontag. Some of his finest and most representative works gathered in one elegant volume. As the best introduction to the writer’s vast body of work, it remains unsurpassed. The forty-two pieces encompass not just his stories proper, but everything from journal entries, critical essays on art and literature, biographical sketches, and the singularly Walserian oeuvre of anecdotes, fables, and visions. Notably includes his masterpiece, “The Walk”, one of his longest works.