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Pictured above, Robert Walser (born 15 April, 1878; died 25 December, 1956), lying dead in the snow near the sanitorium in which he lived for the last two-and-a-half decades of his life

'More people perish than want to. Death comes running with astonishing speed, strikes his victims with marvelous accuracy. These include generals, doctors, governesses, soldiers, policemen, ministers. None of them pass away peacefully, as it says in the newspapers. Their executions are violent enough.'

—from Masquerade and Other Stories (translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky)

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Pictured above, Robert Walser (born 15 April, 1878; died 25 December, 1956), lying dead in the snow near the sanitorium in which he lived for the last two-and-a-half decades of his life


'More people perish than want to. Death comes running with astonishing speed, strikes his victims with marvelous accuracy. These include generals, doctors, governesses, soldiers, policemen, ministers. None of them pass away peacefully, as it says in the newspapers. Their executions are violent enough.'

—from Masquerade and Other Stories (translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky)


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