Robert Walser

#159858
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
15, 1878
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Dec 25, 1956 (78)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1878
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Dec 25, 1956 (78)

About

Walser, a German-language author and poet, is most remembered for Jakob von Gunten, Gedichte, Geschwister Tanner, and other modernist works. His literary works often camouflage existential struggles with a placid humor.

Before Fame

In his early adulthood, he attempted to become an actor but ended up working as a clerk instead.

Trivia

He spent time in a mental institution and died of a heart attack in the snow outside of the asylum.

Family Life

He was born into a large family on the border between the French and German-speaking regions of Switzerland, and he grew up fluent in both tongues.

Associated With

He was an enthusiastic theater patron and a great admirer of The Robbers and other plays by Friedrich Schiller.