The assistant / Robert Walser ; translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky.
Publication year: 2008
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2008.
ISBN: 9780141189284 (pbk.) : 0141189282 (pbk.) :
This translation originally published: New York: New Directions, 2007.
Joseph Marti arrives at the villa of Karl Tobler, an inventor, to begin employment as his clerk. Tobler is determined to finance his family's lifestyle with the proceeds from his latest idea - a clock adorned with advertisements. But his plans are destined for failure and the household refuse to acknowledge their approaching ruin.
Original title: Gehülfe. English
Series: Modern classics
301 p. ; 20 cm.
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