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"Die Verbindung mit der lebendigen Welt". Robert Walsers Ästhetik der Evidenz

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Bernhard Malkmus


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This essay challenges the integration of Walser into the aesthetic pantheon of high modernism through a close reading of "The Walk". It argues that Walser's poetics is not only a metareflection on writing and artistic production, but also a powerful way of engaging with social and natural environments. Walser's short prose often dramatizes the intricacies of human perception und thus complicates received concepts of the subject-object relation. It should therefore be read as a phenomenological enterprise that speaks particularly powerful to us today in times of a global environmental crisis.

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Author(s): Malkmus B

Editor(s): Pfeiffer A; Sorg R

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: „Spazieren muß ich unbedingt.“ Robert Walser und die Kultur des Gehens

Year: 2019

Pages: 83-98

Print publication date: 04/02/2019

Acceptance date: 02/01/2018

Publisher: Fink

Place Published: Paderborn

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ISBN: 9783770563777


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