Robert Walsers Grenzwertigkeit : 'Erzählen-als-Schreiben' in "Der Spaziergang"

  • Robert Walser's text "The Walk" enacts a narrative that is genuinely describable as one 'on the border' to non-narrativity. This paper takes a look at how "The Walk" uses indicators of narrativity / narrativeness in order to subvert them, especially by dissolving narrative times. This leads to narrative performativity. Its narrative techniques are mirrored in the very Walserian self-description of eating a meal. In the central episode of the "The Walk" the protagonist eats "pieces" (German "Stücke"), what in Walser's terminology means both sweets and narratives ("Prosastückli"). This leads to a circle of intertextuality, in which the writer reads his own text and re-writes it at the same time. Nonetheless, "The Walk" is not a pure manifestation of self-reflexivity because its non-systematic narration is undeniable. Walser's "The Walk" formulates and follows a poetics of "narrating-as-writing" which highlights both performativity and materiality of the act of narration.

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Author:Lukas Gloor
Parent Title (Multiple languages):Produktive Fehler, konstruktive Missverständnisse = Erreurs productives, malentendus constructifs, Colloquium Helveticum ; 46
Publisher:Aisthesis Verlag
Place of publication:Bielefeld
Editor:Thomas Hunkeler, Sophie Jaussi, Joëlle Légeret
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2018/09/06
Year of first Publication:2017
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Creating Corporation:Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
Release Date:2018/09/21
GND Keyword:Walser, Robert; Der Spaziergang; Erzähltheorie; Ich-Form; Selbstbezüglichkeit; Spaziergang <Motiv>
Page Number:8
First Page:179
Last Page:186
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Aisthesis Verlag
BDSL-Klassifikation:17.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1914-1945) / BDSL-Klassifikation: 17.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1914-1945) > 17.18.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
17.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1914-1945) / BDSL-Klassifikation: 17.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1914-1945) > 17.07.00 Schweiz
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Colloquium Helveticum / Produktive Fehler, konstruktive Missverständnisse = Erreurs productives, malentendus constructifs (Colloquium Helveticum ; 46.2017)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht