The Walk is my first exposure to Walser, and it makes me eager ready to read more. I quickly forgot that up in my room I had only just a moment before been brooding gloomily over a blank sheet of paper. Professor Meili trod his way; in his hand he held an unbendable scientific walking stick, which infused me with dread, reverence, and esteem. The text is weighted by a listedness ; it renders what might be an aimless ramble more of a trudge.

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And then who knows… we could bring it to Italy! He has planned or unplanned encounters with different people: a bookseller, a celebrated actress, a surprised banker or a singer in a neighborhood where all the neighbours seem — or are — accomplices of the scene. And soon? Why have you decided to show it in the district of Usera, in Madrid? The criterion changes in every location.

Sometimes, everything is structured around the home of Mrs. Aebi a character of the story , who is always different in every city; other times, it affects us having to start at a given point. The intention is always to create a stimulating walk for Robert and, above all, for the spectators, our guests. He starred in Por el camino , film awarded in various international festivals, and has presented three solo exhibitions of photographs.

In his home town, Bienne in the Swiss canton of Berne, and in the countryside that surrounds it, the walker Walser guides us, with his desperate irony, in a labyrinth of mind, populated by disparate figures, from the most lovable to the most disturbing.

By Eichendorff to Mahler, vagrancy was a rich archetype of the most radical modern literature. Without walking, I would be dead, and would have long since been forced to abandon my profession, which I love passionately. Also, without walking and gathering reports, I would not be able to render the tiniest report, nor to produce an essay, let alone a story.

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Theatre by foot: “El paseo de Robert Walser” (The walk of Robert Walser)

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