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The most famous Swiss literary creation is Heidi written in 1880 by the Swiss author Johanna Spyri (1827-1901).Heidi was the main character of one of the most popular children's books ever written and has come to be a symbol of Switzerland. Heidi is a story focusing on the events in the life of a young orphan in Switzerland.
 
In the early part of 20th century Robert Walser (1878-1956) rose as a pioneering modernist writer. His competitors were Hermann Hesse, Franz Kafka and Robert Musil. The German-born Hesse (1877-1962), whose works include Siddartha, Narziss and Goldmund, Steppenwolf and The Glass Bead Game, became a Swiss citizen in the year 1923.In 1919; Carl Spitteler (1845-1924) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The title of his epic work was Olympischer Frühling (Olympic Spring) which consisted of five volumes.
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