The Assistant

The Assistant

Book - 2007
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Joseph, hired to become an inventor's new assistant, arrives one rainy Monday morning at Technical Engineer Karl Tobler's splendid hilltop villa: he is at once pleased and terribly worried, a state soon followed by even stickier psychological complexities. He enjoys the beautiful view over Lake Zurich, in the company of the proud wife, Frau Tobler, and the delicious savory meals. But does he deserve any of these pleasures?
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2007
ISBN: 9780811215909
Branch Call Number: Fiction Walser
Characteristics: 302 p. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Bernofsky, Susan


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Sep 23, 2015

Numerous surprising sentences, almost all descriptive, lashing out at the reader occasionally. The narrative and the plot itself are rather uneventful, and the writing between the moments of perspicuity in those astonishing sentences mentioned above is rather bland and stiff.


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