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By Sebald, Winfried Georg; Galbraith, Iain

ISBN-10: 0141932236

ISBN-13: 9780141932231

ISBN-10: 1588369560

ISBN-13: 9781588369567

A publishing landmark--the first significant choice of poems via one of many past due 20th century's literary masters

German-born W. G. Sebald is better referred to as the cutting edge writer of Austerlitz, the prose vintage of global battle II culpability and judgment of right and wrong that The Guardian referred to as "a new literary shape, half hybrid novel, half memoir, half travelogue." Its booklet positioned Sebald within the corporation of Nabokov, Calvino, and Borges. but Sebald's brilliance as a poet has been principally unacknowledged--until now.

Skillfully translated through Iain Galbraith, the approximately 100 poems in Across the Land and the Water diversity from these Sebald wrote as a pupil within the sixties to these accomplished correct prior to his premature demise in 2001. that includes eighty-eight poems released in English for the 1st time and thirty-three from unpublished manuscripts, this assortment additionally brings jointly all of the verse he positioned in books and journals in the course of his...

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And indeed, outside it had turned brighter. Reduced aristocrats swished past in dust-cloaks bound for the refectory. The Rabbi of Belz, plastic beaker in hand, walked to the well. A bride and groom were posing for a photograph on the promenade. Harquebused suffering hearts lay about on the shorn lawns. Returning to the hotel we saw Dr K, half-obscured by a red flag, sitting at his balcony table, busy with a portion of smoked pork much too big for him The match game was meant to decide everything.

There may be no single answer to this question, but one explanation points to what could be called an “epic” or “narrative” turn in Sebald’s writing during the mid-1980s. In order to understand how this came about, it is necessary to briefly describe the sequence and composition of some of the manuscripts deposited in the writer’s archive in Marbach. Sebald’s papers, as we shall see, reveal the movement of his poetic work since the mid-1960s as a kind of “rolling” project or cascade, culminating in the publication of Nach der Natur (After Nature) in 1988.

On the way, we will discover poems to value for their singular artistic achievements: some puzzling, some dazzlingly hermetic, others deceptively slight or simple, several witty or ironic, each in its different way an encounter with life’s unresolved questions and mysteries, each gazing into the abyss of twentieth-century European history. W. G. Sebald began publishing poetry as a student in the 1960s, and he continued to write poems throughout his life, publishing many in German and Austrian literary magazines.

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