W.G. Sebald: A Critical Companion

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Jonathan James Long, Anne Whitehead
Edinburgh University Press, 2004 - 239 pages
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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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About the author (2004)

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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