Despite Carl Seelig’s promotional efforts, Robert Walser was for a long time hardly read in Switzerland, and had practically no significance for other authors. In the 1970s, however, Walser replaced the ubiquitous Gottfried Keller as mainstream writer. A characteristic of the Walser reception is that the biography of the author, especially his penchant for walking and his stay at mental institutions inspired many writers (E.Y. Meyer, Jürg Amann, Gerold Späth, Gerhard Meier, Matthias Zschokke, Christoph Geiser) to write works about these aspects of Walser’s life. In his role as an outsider of the literary establishment and as a writer whose themes are the lowly and the insignificant, Walser has become a model for a generation of writers who loses progressively the social legitimation for their writing.
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Zeller, Rosmarie: Robert Walser und die Schweizer Literatur. <http://germanistik.ch/publikation.php? id=Robert_Walser_und_%20die_Schweizer_Literat
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Zeller, Rosmarie: Robert Walser und die Schweizer Literatur. In: Michael Stolz (Hg.): Germanistik in der Schweiz (GiS) Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Akademischen Gesellschaft für Germanistik. Heft 11/2014. Bern: germanistik.ch 2014, S.71-80