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Kosmopolis 17. The Walk by Robert Walser

Colloquium between Esteban Feune de Colombi, Marc Caellas, Marta Sanz and Alicia Kopf

The first edition of the short novel The Walk, by Robert Walser, was published in April 1917, nearly 100 years ago. In it Walser updated the figure of the flâneur, a pensive stroller who as walks analyses the impressions that the surroundings cause him. Novelist Marta Sanz and artist and narrator Alicia Kopf talk about how the text, and its representation, or its amplification in the street, blows apart the limits between reality and fiction, between the memories and the recording of those memories, based on their experience as walkers in a Walserian tour around three different neighbourhoods in Barcelona.

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25 March 2017