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Austerlitz (Hardcover, 1st ed): Winfried Georg Sebald, W. G. Sebald

Austerlitz (Hardcover, 1st ed)

Winfried Georg Sebald, W. G. Sebald

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Over the course of a thirty-year conversation unfolding in train stations and travelers’ stops across England and Europe, W.G. Sebald’s unnamed narrator and Jacques Austerlitz discuss Austerlitz’s ongoing efforts to understand who he is. An orphan who came to England alone in the summer of 1939 and was raised by a Welsh Methodist minister and his wife as their own, Austerlitz grew up with no conscious memory of where he came from.

W.G. Sebald embodies in Austerlitz the universal human search for identity, the struggle to impose coherence on memory, a struggle complicated by the mind’s defenses against trauma. Along the way, this novel of many riches dwells magically on a variety of subjects–railway architecture, military fortifications; insets, plants, and animals; the constellations; works of art; the strange contents of the museum of a veterinary school; a small circus; and the three capital cities that loom over the book, London, Paris, and Prague–in the service of its astounding vision.


Imprint: Random House (NY)
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2001
Authors: Winfried Georg Sebald • W. G. Sebald
Dimensions: 243 x 169 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
Pages: 298
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-375-50483-9
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-375-50483-4
Barcode: 9780375504839

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