Despite Carl Seeligâ€™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, JÃ¼rg Amann, Gerold SpÃ¤th, Gerhard Meier, Matthias Zschokke, Christoph Geiser) to write works about these aspects of Walserâ€™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://www.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 fÃ¼r Germanistik. Heft 11/2014. Bern: germanistik.ch 2014, S.71-80