W.G. Sebald: A Critical Companion
Likened to Proust, to Günter Grass and Virginia Woolf, W. G. Sebald (1944-2001) is one of the most important writers of our time, combining a wide readership with universal critical acclaim. Now available in paperback, this first collection to appear in English provides a thorough assessment of his achievement through newly commissioned essays by leading international scholars, offering interdisciplinary perspectives on Sebald’s work.Features* The first full-length critical book on Sebald to appear in English.* All new essays by leading international scholars.* Covers a range of topics that interested Sebald - such as landscape, nature, travel, haunting and memory.* Presents interdisciplinary perspectives on Sebald's work.
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Theoretical Reflections on the Work of W G Sebald
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