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    Robert Walser (1878-1956) ‘Lange wohnte sie nun schon im Turm der Geduld’ (1929)


    Heffernan, Valerie (2008) Robert Walser (1878-1956) ‘Lange wohnte sie nun schon im Turm der Geduld’ (1929). In: Prose Project: Irish Germanists interpret German Short and Very Short Narrative Texts. Hartung-Gorre Verlag, pp. 133-140.

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    Abstract

    The Swiss writer Robert Walser is something of an enigma in modern German literature. Walser himself was a rather eccentric character, who spent his days writing and taking long, meandering walks though the Swiss countryside. Walser’s writing was considered by many editors and readers to be strange, complex, and even bizarre. Thus, it is no surprise that during his lifetime, Walser did not achieve the kind of acclaim and success that he constantly strove for. However, since his death in 1956, there has been a gradual reawakening of interest in the writer’s work. In particular, the discovery of the 526 Mikrogramme amongst his papers after his death, each one covered with a minuscule, barely legible script and containing the drafts of many more poems, short dramas and prose texts, has led to a renewed interest in this writer’s work. In recent years. Walser’s Mikrogramme have been deciphered and published, and these writings give us a fascinating insight into Robert Walser’s unusual method of producing his texts.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Robert Walser;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > German
    Item ID: 4276
    Depositing User: Valerie Heffernan
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 15:28
    Publisher: Hartung-Gorre Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
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