The Posthumous Life of R.W., by Jean Frémon, Omnidawn Press, 2014
35 brief prose glimpses of the life of the German writer Robert Walser--in his own tone.


“To find a huge room in a small house” deftly and intimately defines the project of Jean Frémon in The Posthumous Life of RW.  It is as though a fitful modernism has at last come in from the cold to find its portion of peace and the measure of its resignation. Swensen’s translation is beautiful in its idiomatic proportions, perfectly confiding the spirit of this magical book. —Donald Revell