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International scholars offer interdisciplinary perspectives on W.G. Sebald's work, providing a thorough assessment of his achievement. The text focuses on the key areas of travel, intertextuality, nature, and memory. Introductory chapters situate Sebald's work within the European literary tradition and within contemporary critical discourse. Individual chapters then draw on approaches from cultural and literary studies, including ecocriticism, trauma theory, and text-image studies. A comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources rounds off the volume, which should satisfy a growing need for a high-quality and up-to-date guide to Sebald's work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748618972
ISBN-10: 074861897X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 27-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - J. J. Long

J.J. Long is Professor of German at the University of Durham. He has published widely on twentieth-century literature, and is the author of The Novels of Thomas Bernhard (2001). His current research concerns the relationship between photography and narrative. Anne Whitehead is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Theory at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. She is the author of Trauma Fiction and co-editor, with Michael Rossington, of Theories of Memory and of Between the Psyche and the Polis: Refiguring History in Literature and Theory and, with Jonathan Long, of W. G. Sebald.

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