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    A watch on each wrist: twelve seminars with W.G. Sebald

    Williams, Luke A. (2011) A watch on each wrist: twelve seminars with W.G. Sebald. In: Catling, J. and Hibbitt, R. (eds.) Saturn’s Moons: W. G. Sebald — A Handbook. Oxford, UK: Legenda. ISBN 9781906540029.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The German novelist, poet and critic W. G. Sebald (1944-2001) has in recent years attracted a phenomenal international following for his evocative prose works such as Die Ausgewanderten (The Emigrants), Die Ringe des Saturn (The Rings of Saturn) and Austerlitz, spellbinding elegiac narratives which, through their deliberate blurring of genre boundaries and provocative use of photography, explore questions of Heimat and exile, memory and loss, history and natural history, art and nature. Saturn’s Moons brings together in one volume a wealth of new critical and visual material on Sebald’s life and works, covering the many facets and phases of his literary and academic careers — as teacher, as scholar and critic, as colleague and as collaborator on translation. Lavishly illustrated, the Handbook also contains a number of rediscovered short pieces by W. G. Sebald, hitherto unpublished interviews, a catalogue of his library, and selected poems and tributes, as well as extensive primary and secondary bibliographies, details of audiovisual material and interviews, and a chronology of life and works. Drawing on a range of original sources from Sebald’s Nachlass — the most important part of which is now held in the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach – Saturn’s Moons will be an invaluable sourcebook for future Sebald studies in English and German alike, complementing and augmenting recent critical works on subjects such as history, memory, modernity, reader response and the visual.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 16:51
    Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 16:51
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/9461

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