I hope to take the time to writer a longer review, but I thought this novel was just amazing. I've yet to read the introduction, but I hope it gives some insight into the translation process, because the langauge was just beautiful. It's a book that I was yearning to reread before I was finished.
The style and feeling of Walser's von Gunten
brings to mind Knut Hamson, and particularly his novels Pand
. The novel Jakob von Gunten
lived up to my expectations and then some.