W G Sebald

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To examine Sebald's explorations of history, memory and culture, Long (German, U. of Durham) and Whitehead (contemporary literature and theory, U. of Newcastle upon Tyne) have assembled critical essays that match the complexity and inventiveness of Sebald's writing. The essays represent a wide range of critical approaches, such as trauma studies, psychoanalysis, text-image studies and ecocriticism. The introductory chapters situate Sebald in his historical and critical contexts. The remaining essays address his work through the themes of nature, travel, intertextuality and memory. The text includes a chronology of Sebald's life and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295984230
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 8/4/2004
  • Series: Literary Conjugations
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

W. G. Sebald chronology
1 Introduction 3
2 Meeting Austerlitz 16
3 Theoretical reflections on the work of W. G. Sebald 23
4 On the misery of nature and the nature of misery : W. G. Sebald's landscapes 31
5 Ecocentrism in Sebald's After nature 45
6 Ruins and poetics in the works of W. G. Sebald 58
7 Reading room : erosion and sedimentation in Sebald's Suffolk 75
8 Textual wanderings : a vertiginous reading of W. G. Sebald 89
9 Sebald's uncanny travels : the impossibility of getting lost 102
10 Infinite journey : from Kafka to Sebald 123
11 Architecture and cinema : the representation of memory in W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz 140
12 Traumatic photographs : remembrance and the technical media in W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz 155
13 Taboo and repression in W. G. Sebald's On the natural history of destruction 175
14 Seeing things : spectres and angels in W. G. Sebald's prose fiction 190
15 Facing the past and the female spectre in W. G. Sebald's The emigrants 203
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