Kosmopolis 17

The Walk by Robert Walser

In 1917 the first edition of The Walk by Robert Walser was published. In this short novel the author updates the figure of the flâneur, a thinking stroller who as he walked analysed the impressions caused by the surrounding environment. K17 pays tribute to the novel’s centenary with three Walserian walks and with a discussion about how the text – and its representation and amplification on the street – breaks the boundaries between reality and fiction and between memories and the registering of these memories. Read this article to find out more.

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