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Campo Santo by W. G. Sebald
Book Description"Campo Santo" is a collection of essays by W. G. Sebald. When W.G. Sebald died tragically in 2001 a unique voice was silenced. "Campo Santo" is a collection of the pieces he left behind - none of them previously published in book form - which provide a powerful insight into the themes that came to dominate his life. Four pieces pay tribute to Corsica, weaving elegiacally between past and present. Sebald also examines the works of writers such as Kafka, Nabokov, and Gunter Grass, showing both how literature can provide restitution for the injustices of the world and how such literature came to have so great an influence on him. "Campo Santo" is a fitting memorial to W.G. Sebald, who himself studied the shifting nature of memory and time with such sensitivity. "A precious addition to the canon". ("Independent"). "Will come to be seen as indispensable to an understanding of his work". ("Sunday Times"). "Full of a sense of liberation and lightness ...these [pieces] abound in energy and work the authentic Sebaldian magic". ("Literary Review"). "We have become suspicious, rightly, of claims for literary greatness, but in Sebald's case the claim was triumphantly justified. He was, he is, the real thing". (John Banville, "Guardian"). "Sebald was probably the greatest intellect and voice of the late twentieth century". (Anthony Beevor, "The Times"). "A writer whose explorations of time and memory make him arguably the closest author modern European letters has to rival Borges". ("Sunday Times"). W . G. Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgau, Germany, in 1944 and died in December 2001. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg, Switzerland and Manchester. In 1996 he took up a position as an assistant lecturer at the University of Manchester and settled permanently in England in 1970. He was Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia and is the author of "The Emigrants", "The Rings of Saturn", "Vertigo", "Austerlitz", "After Nature", "On the Natural History of Destruction", "Campo Santo", "Unrecounted", "For Years Now and A Place in the Country". His selected poetry is published in a volume called "Across the Land and the Water".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141017860
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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 Germany in 1944 and died in 2001. He is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Unrecounted, Campo Santo and Silent Catastrophes among other publications.
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