Stets seh’ ich mich mir winken, dem Winkenden entschweben. Robert Walser: to disappear in writing
- Robert Walser,
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In Robert Walser’s work any intention of meaning would seem to be revoked in doubt, in favour of blatant mannerism. This, in turn, would take the actual form of a proclaimed abstention from the pursuit of any purpose, so as to be similar to a simple graphic texture. The aim of this article is to show how this peculiar textual economy favours the invention of a subject capable of giving rise to a fictitious identity to the point of no longer being able to distinguish any gap between reality and fiction.