By (author) W. G. Sebald
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After Nature by W. G. Sebald
Book DescriptionAfter 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 order arises, in places beautiful and comforting, though more cruel, too, than the previous state of ignorance. The first figure is the great German Re-naissance painter Matthias Grunewald. The second is the Enlightenment botanist-explorer Georg Steller, who accompanied Bering to the Arctic. The third is the author himself, who describes his wanderings among landscapes scarred by the wrecked certainties of previous ages. After Nature introduces many of the themes that W. G. Sebald explored in his subsequent books. A haunting vision of the waxing and waning tides of birth and devastation that lie behind and before us, it confirms the author s position as one of the most profound and original writers of our time. "From the Hardcover edition.""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375756580
(203mm x 131mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author W. G. Sebald
Place in the Country, Paperback (March 2014)
When the author 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 his years in England. In this book, he reflects on six of the figures who shaped him as a person and as a writer, from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Jan Peter Tripp.
Air Raid, Hardback (July 2013)
Incorporating photographs, diagrams, and drawings, the author captures the overwhelming rapidity and totality of the organized destruction of his town from numerous perspectives, bringing to life both the strategy from above and the futility of the response on the ground.
Urn Burial, Paperback (December 2012)
Urn Burial, one of the most influential essays in Western literature, is now available as a New Directions Pearl.
Across the Land and the Water, Paperback (October 2012)» View all books by W. G. Sebald
A selection of poetry by W G Sebald. It brings together poems from throughout W G Sebald's life as well as additional works found after his death. It is arranged chronologically, from his student days in the 1960s to the longer narratives he worked on in the 1980s.
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Author Biography - W. G. Sebald
W. G. Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgau, Germany, in 1944. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg, Switzerland, and Manchester. He taught at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, for thirty years, becoming professor of European literature in 1987, and from 1989 to 1994 was the first director of the British Centre for Literary Translation. His previously translated books "The Rings of Saturn," "The Emigrants," "Vertigo," and "Austerlitz" have won a number of international awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the "Los Angeles Times" Book Award, the Berlin Literature Prize, and the Literatur Nord Prize. He died in December 2001. "From the Hardcover edition.""
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