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Austerlitz (Paperback): W. G. Sebald Austerlitz (Paperback)
W. G. Sebald; Introduction by James Wood; Translated by Anthea Bell 1
R331 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R93 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A classic novel of post-war Europe, haunting and timelessly beautiful 'The greatest writer of our time' Peter Carey In 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on a Kindertransport and placed with foster parents. This childless couple promptly erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity and he grows up ignorant of his past. Later in life, after a career as an architectural historian, Austerlitz - having avoided all clues that might point to his origin - finds the past returning to haunt him and he is forced to explore what happened fifty years before. Austerlitz is W.G. Sebald's melancholic masterpiece. 'Mesmeric, haunting and heartbreakingly tragic. Simply no other writer is writing or thinking on the same level as Sebald' Eileen Battersby, Irish Times 'Greatness in literature is still possible' John Banville, Irish Times, Books of the Year 'A work of obvious genius' Literary Review 'A fusion of the mystical and the solid ... His art is a form of justice - there can be, I think, no higher aim' Evening Standard 'Spellbindingly accomplished; a work of art' The Times Literary Supplement 'I have never read a book that provides such a powerful account of the devastation wrought by the dispersal of the Jews from Prague and their treatment by the Nazis' Observer 'A great book by a great writer' Boyd Tonkin, Independent W . G. Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgau, Germany, in 1944 and died in December 2001. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg, Switzerland and Manchester. In 1996 he took up a position as an assistant lecturer at the University of Manchester and settled permanently in England in 1970. He was Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia and is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Campo Santo, Unrecounted, A Place in the Country. His selected poetry is published in a volume called Across the Land and the Water.

The Rings of Saturn - (Vintage Voyages) (Paperback): W. G. Sebald The Rings of Saturn - (Vintage Voyages) (Paperback)
W. G. Sebald 1
R309 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R75 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Encountering an eccentric cast of characters along the way, Sebald confronts the frailty of human existence as he voyages along the Suffolk coast on foot. What begins as the record of a journey on foot through coastal East Anglia becomes the great, constellated story of people and cultures past and present: of Chateaubriand, Thomas Browne, Swinburne and Conrad, of fishing fleets, skulls and silkworms. A rich meditation on the past via a melancholy trip along the Suffolk coast, The Rings of Saturn is an intricately patterned and haunting book on the transience of all things human. VINTAGE VOYAGES: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind

Austerlitz (Paperback): W. G. Sebald Austerlitz (Paperback)
W. G. Sebald; Introduction by James Wood; Translated by Anthea Bell 1
R265 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R68 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Austerlitz is W. G. Sebald's haunting novel of post-war Europe. In 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on a Kindertransport and placed with foster parents. This childless couple promptly erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity and he grows up ignorant of his past. Later in life, after a career as an architectural historian, Austerlitz - having avoided all clues that might point to his origin - finds the past returning to haunt him and he is forced to explore what happened fifty years before. Austerlitz is W.G. Sebald's melancholic masterpiece. 'Mesmeric, haunting and heartbreakingly tragic. Simply no other writer is writing or thinking on the same level as Sebald' Eileen Battersby, Irish Times 'Greatness in literature is still possible' John Banville, Irish Times, Books of the Year 'A work of obvious genius' Literary Review 'A fusion of the mystical and the solid ... His art is a form of justice - there can be, I think, no higher aim' Evening Standard 'Spellbindingly accomplished; a work of art' The Times Literary Supplement 'I have never read a book that provides such a powerful account of the devastation wrought by the dispersal of the Jews from Prague and their treatment by the Nazis' Observer 'A great book by a great writer' Boyd Tonkin, Independent W . G. Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgau, Germany, in 1944 and died in December 2001. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg, Switzerland and Manchester. In 1996 he took up a position as an assistant lecturer at the University of Manchester and settled permanently in England in 1970. He was Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia and is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Campo Santo, Unrecounted, A Place in the Country. His selected poetry is published in a volume called Across the Land and the Water.

The Rings of Saturn (Paperback): W. G. Sebald The Rings of Saturn (Paperback)
W. G. Sebald; Translated by Michael Hulse
R403 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Austerlitz (German, Paperback): W. G. Sebald Austerlitz (German, Paperback)
W. G. Sebald
R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Schwindel. Gefuhle (German, Paperback): W. G. Sebald Schwindel. Gefuhle (German, Paperback)
W. G. Sebald
R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Place in the Country (Paperback): W. G. Sebald A Place in the Country (Paperback)
W. G. Sebald; Translated by Jo Catling 1
R279 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Place in the Country is a window into the brilliant mind of W. G. Sebald 'The greatest writer of our time' Peter Carey When W. G. Sebald travelled to Manchester in 1966, he packed in his bags certain literary favourites which would remain central to him throughout the rest of his life and during the years when he was settled in England. In A Place in the Country, he reflects on six of the figures who shaped him as a person and as a writer, from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Jan Peter Tripp. Fusing biography and essay, and finding, as ever, inspiration in place - as when he journeys to the Ile St. Pierre, the tiny, lonely Swiss island where Jean-Jacques Rousseau found solace and inspiration - Sebald lovingly brings his subjects to life in his distinctive, inimitable voice. 'A fascinating volume that confirms Sebald as one of Europe's most mysterious and best-loved literary imaginations' Evening Standard 'Sebald was in possession of the uncanny ability to make his own intellectual obsessions, immediately, compulsively his reader's' Observer 'Irresistible . . . an intimate anatomy of the pathos, absurdity and perverse splendour of trying to find patterns in the chaos of the world' Independent W . G. Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgau, Germany, in 1944 and died in December 2001. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg, Switzerland and Manchester. In 1996 he took up a position as an assistant lecturer at the University of Manchester and settled permanently in England in 1970. He was Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia and is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Campo Santo, Unrecounted and a selection of poetry, Across the Land and the Water. Jo Catling taught German for a number of years alongside W. G. Sebald at the University of East Anglia, where she is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing.

Vertigo (Paperback, New Ed): W. G. Sebald Vertigo (Paperback, New Ed)
W. G. Sebald; Translated by Michael Hulse
R283 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R48 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Part fiction, part travelogue, the narrator of this compelling masterpiece pursues his solitary, eccentric course from England to Italy and beyond, succumbing to the vertiginous unreliability of memory itself. What could possibly connect Stendhal's unrequited love, the artistry of Pisanello, a series of murders by a clandestine organisation, a missing passport, Casanova, the suicide of a dinner companion, stale apple cake, the Great Fire of London, a story by Kafka about a doomed huntsman and a closed-down pizzeria in Verona?

The Emigrants (Paperback): W. G. Sebald The Emigrants (Paperback)
W. G. Sebald; Translated by Michael Hulse
R397 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R74 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Austerlitz (Paperback, 10th Anniversary ed.): W. G. Sebald Austerlitz (Paperback, 10th Anniversary ed.)
W. G. Sebald; Introduction by James Wood 1
R424 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R79 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This tenth anniversary edition of W. G. Sebald's celebrated masterpiece includes a new Introduction by acclaimed critic James Wood. "Austerlitz" is the story of a man's search for the answer to his life's central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a "Kindertransport" in the summer of 1939, Jacques Austerlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, Austerlitz follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before. There, faced with the void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion.

After Nature (Paperback, New Ed): W. G. Sebald After Nature (Paperback, New Ed)
W. G. Sebald
R247 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R43 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Three men walk the pages of W. G. Sebald’s first literary work – the painter Mathias Grünewald, the botanist G. W. Steller and W. G. Sebald himself. Written as a long poem in three parts, After Nature delves into each of these lives in turn, teasing out the haunting uncertainties of the past and revealing the terrible burden that history places on all of our shoulders.

Across the Land and the Water - Selected Poems, 1964-2001 (Paperback): W. G. Sebald Across the Land and the Water - Selected Poems, 1964-2001 (Paperback)
W. G. Sebald; Translated by Iain Galbraith 1
R365 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R25 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"A splendid addition to an already extraordinary oeuvre."--Teju Cole, "The New Yorker"
German-born W. G. Sebald is best known as the innovative author of "Austerlitz, "the prose classic of World War II culpability and conscience that put its author in the company of Nabokov, Calvino, and Borges. Now comes the first major collection of this literary master's poems. Skillfully translated by Iain Galbraith, they range from pieces Sebald wrote as a student in the sixties to those completed right before his untimely death in 2001. In nearly one hundred poems--the majority published in English for the first time--Sebald explores his trademark themes, from nature and history, to wandering and wondering, to oblivion and memory. Soaring and searing, the poetry of W. G. Sebald is an indelible addition to his superb body of work, and this collection is bound to become a classic in its own right.
"How fortunate we are to have this writer's startling imagination freshly on display once again, expressed in language honed to a perfect simplicity."--Billy Collins
"A watershed volume . . . nothing less than transcendent."--"BookPage"
" Sebald was] a defining writer of his era."--"The New Republic"

Campo Santo (Paperback): W. G. Sebald Campo Santo (Paperback)
W. G. Sebald; Translated by Anthea Bell 2
R280 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Campo Santo is a collection of essays by W. G. Sebald When W.G. Sebald died tragically in 2001 a unique voice was silenced. Campo Santo is a collection of the pieces he left behind - none of them previously published in book form - which provide a powerful insight into the themes that came to dominate his life. Four pieces pay tribute to Corsica, weaving elegiacally between past and present. Sebald also examines the works of writers such as Kafka, Nabokov, and Gunter Grass, showing both how literature can provide restitution for the injustices of the world and how such literature came to have so great an influence on him. Campo Santo is a fitting memorial to W.G. Sebald, who himself studied the shifting nature of memory and time with such sensitivity. 'A precious addition to the canon' Independent 'Will come to be seen as indispensable to an understanding of his work' Sunday Times 'Full of a sense of liberation and lightness ... these [pieces] abound in energy and work the authentic Sebaldian magic' Literary Review 'We have become suspicious, rightly, of claims for literary greatness, but in Sebald's case the claim was triumphantly justified. He was, he is, the real thing' John Banville, Guardian 'Sebald was probably the greatest intellect and voice of the late twentieth century' Anthony Beevor, The Times 'A writer whose explorations of time and memory make him arguably the closest author modern European letters has to rival Borges' Sunday Times W . G. Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgau, Germany, in 1944 and died in December 2001. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg, Switzerland and Manchester. In 1996 he took up a position as an assistant lecturer at the University of Manchester and settled permanently in England in 1970. He was Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia and is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Campo Santo, Unrecounted, For Years Now and A Place in the Country. His selected poetry is published in a volume called Across the Land and the Water.

Martin Kasper - Echokammer (Hardcover): Ralf Beil Martin Kasper - Echokammer (Hardcover)
Ralf Beil; Text written by Inger Christensen, W. G. Sebald
R780 R592 Discovery Miles 5 920 Save R188 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Martin Kasper (*1962 in Schramberg) transforms the architectural spaces of his tempera paintings into soulfully sensitive arenas: he creates places of emptiness, spaces free of thought, moments of relaxed calm, and atmospheres with unconventional auras. New, full-length portraits in which those depicted seem to float in front of the space are impressive extensions of the architectural pictures. The historical sculpture studios at the Kunstlerkolonie Museum on the Mathildenhoehe in Darmstadt inspired Kasper to create a painting/installation that unites images of people and the architecture in a mutual echo, while at the same time dovetailing the real with the imaginary art space. This volume photographically documents the exhibition in situ and thus offers vivid insight into the artist's body of work, whose mysterious interior worlds are further echoed in literary texts by writers such as Inger Christensen and W. G. Sebald.Exhibition schedule: Museum Kunstlerkolonie, Mathildenhoehe, Darmstadt, February 2-April 21, 2014

Auf ungeheuer dunnem Eis Gesprache 1971-2001 (German, Paperback): W. G. Sebald, Laurent Bonnet Auf ungeheuer dunnem Eis Gesprache 1971-2001 (German, Paperback)
W. G. Sebald, Laurent Bonnet
R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Die Ringe des Saturn (German, Paperback): W. G. Sebald Die Ringe des Saturn (German, Paperback)
W. G. Sebald
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Die Ausgewanderten (German, Paperback): W. G. Sebald Die Ausgewanderten (German, Paperback)
W. G. Sebald
R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Beschreibung DES Unglucks (German, Paperback): W. G. Sebald Beschreibung DES Unglucks (German, Paperback)
W. G. Sebald
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Rings of Saturn (Paperback, New edition): W. G. Sebald Rings of Saturn (Paperback, New edition)
W. G. Sebald; Translated by Michael Hulse
R344 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R92 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Walking tour through the haunted landscapes of the past, in the company of the exiled and the departed.The Rings of Saturn begins as the record of a journey on foot through coastal East Anglia. From Lowestoft to Southwold to Bungay, Sebald's own story becomes the conductor of evocations of people and cultures past and present: of Chateau briand, Thomas Browne, Swinburne and Conrad, of fishing fleets, skulls and silkworms. The result is a book unlike any other in contemporary literature, an intricately patterned and endlessly thought-provoking meditation on the transience of all things human.

Austerlitz (English, Spanish, Paperback): W. G. Sebald Austerlitz (English, Spanish, Paperback)
W. G. Sebald
R334 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R60 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Tanners (Paperback): Robert Walser The Tanners (Paperback)
Robert Walser; Translated by Susan Bernofsky; Introduction by W. G. Sebald
R398 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R74 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Tanners, Robert Walser s amazing 1907 novel of twenty chapters, is now presented in English for the very first time, by the award-winning translator Susan Bernofsky. Three brothers and a sister comprise the Tanner family Simon, Kaspar, Klaus, and Hedwig: their wanderings, meetings, separations, quarrels, romances, employment and lack of employment over the course of a year or two are the threads from which Walser weaves his airy, strange and brightly gorgeous fabric. Walser s lightness is lighter than light, as Tom Whalen said in Bookforum: buoyant up to and beyond belief, terrifyingly light. Robert Walser admired greatly by Kafka, Musil, and Walter Benjamin is a radiantly original author. He has been acclaimed unforgettable, heart-rending (J.M. Coetzee), a bewitched genius (Newsweek), and a major, truly wonderful, heart-breaking writer (Susan Sontag). Considering Walser s perfect and serene oddity, Michael Hofmann in The London Review of Books remarked on the Buster Keaton-like indomitably sad cheerfulness that is] most hilariously disturbing. The Los Angeles Times called him the dreamy confectionary snowflake of German language fiction. He also might be the single most underrated writer of the 20th century....The gait of his language is quieter than a kitten s. A clairvoyant of the small W. G. Sebald calls Robert Walser, one of his favorite writers in the world, in his acutely beautiful, personal, and long introduction, studded with his signature use of photographs."

The Emigrants (Paperback, New Ed): W. G. Sebald The Emigrants (Paperback, New Ed)
W. G. Sebald; Translated by Michael Hulse
R327 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R96 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

At first The Emigrants appears simply to document the lives of four Jewish émigrés in the twentieth century. But gradually, as Sebald's precise, almost dreamlike prose begins to work its magic, the four narrations merge into one overwhelming evocation of exile and loss.

Campo Santo (German, Paperback): Sophie Brandes, W. G. Sebald Campo Santo (German, Paperback)
Sophie Brandes, W. G. Sebald
R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Radical Stage - Theatre in Germany in the 1970's and 1980's (Hardcover, First): W. G. Sebald A Radical Stage - Theatre in Germany in the 1970's and 1980's (Hardcover, First)
W. G. Sebald
R2,312 Discovery Miles 23 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Logis in einem Landhaus (German, Paperback): W. G. Sebald Logis in einem Landhaus (German, Paperback)
W. G. Sebald
R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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