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W.G. Sebald

W.G. Sebald

·4.12·33,779 Ratings
“ Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? ” ― Rumi
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  • After Nature

    2003·
    ·4.01·602 Ratings
    After Nature, W. G. Sebald’s first literary work, now translated into English by Michael Hamburger, explores the lives of three men connected by their restless questioning of humankind’s place in the natural world. From the efforts of each, “an orde
  • Unrecounted

    2005·
    ·4.01·145 Ratings
    Unrecounted is a book of poems and images from one of the most admired European writers, W.G. Sebald, and his friend and collaborator, the German artist Jan Peter Tripp.For a number of years until Sebald's death in 2001, the two exchanged poems and lithog
  • Campo Santo

    2006·
    ·3.95·456 Ratings
    “W. G. Sebald exemplified the best kind of cosmopolitan literary intelligence–humane, digressive, deeply erudite, unassuming and tinged with melancholy. . . . In [Campo Santo] Sebald reveals his distinctive tone, as his winding sentences gradually min
  • On the Natural History of Destruction

    2004·
    ·4.03·1,088 Ratings
    W.G. Sebald completed this controversial book before his death in December 2001. On the Natural History of Destruction is his harrowing and precise investigation of one of the least examined silences of our time. In it, the novelist examines the devastati
  • The Emigrants

    2002·
    ·4.17·4,395 Ratings
    At first The Emigrants appears simply to document the lives of four Jewish émigrés in the twentieth century. But gradually, as Sebald's precise, almost dreamlike prose begins to draw their stories, the four narrations merge into one overwhelming evocati
  • Vertigo

    2001·
    ·4.03·2,556 Ratings
    Vertigo, W. G. Sebald's first novel, never before translated into English, is perhaps his most amazing and certainly his most alarming. Sebald—the acknowledged master of memory's uncanniness—takes the painful pleasures of unknowability to new intensit
  • The Rings of Saturn

    1999·
    ·4.26·6,488 Ratings
    The Rings of Saturn — with its curious archive of photographs — records a walking tour along the east coast of England. A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator (who both is and is not Sebald) are lonely eccentrics, Sir Thomas
  • The Emergence of Memory: Conversations With W. G. Sebald

    2007·
    ·4.26·126 Ratings
    When German author W. G. Sebald died in a car accident at the age of fifty-seven, the literary world mourned the loss of a writer whose oeuvre it was just beginning to appreciate. Through published interviews with and essays on Sebald, award-winning trans
  • A Place in the Country

    2013·
    ·4.16·271 Ratings
    When W.G. Sebald travelled to Manchester in 1966, he packed in his bags certain literary favourites which would remain central to him throughout the rest of his life and during the years when he was settled in England. In A Place in the Country, he reflec
  • The Tanners

    2009·
    ·4.06·777 Ratings
    The Tanners, Robert Walser’s amazing 1907 novel of twenty chapters, is now presented in English for the very first time, by the award-winning translator Susan Bernofsky. Three brothers and a sister comprise the Tanner family—Simon, Kaspar, Klaus, and
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