THE FIGHT WITH AN ILLUSION. FRIEDRICH GLAUSER’S LEGION EXPERIENCE AND PERCEPTION OF THE SWISS SOCIETY
The article describes the literary processing of Friedrich Glauser’s two-year stay in the Foreign Legion. On the one hand he describes the Legion in his novels very realistically (for example in Gourrama ), on the other – poetical transfigured (Die Fieberkurve ). Neither of the portraits is similar to the illusion promoted in the adventure literature, which the author tried to fight against. He devoted his literary work to this goal. The truth for Glauser and the protagonist of his novels (Studer) was the main value.
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