The fish, Sebald begins,"had doubtless lain entombed in the deep-freeze for years
Back to Search Results W. This translation by Anthea Bell still bears more than just a trace of the heaviness and denseness of the German language, which may discourage some readers.
One night I flipped ahead of where I was, checking for a convenient place to put the book down and go to sleep. I turned page after page looking for the end of the paragraph I was reading, and finally got there after seventy-four pages.
Then I got curious and flipped back to see where that paragraph had begun. It was another fifty pages. True, this text is broken up by abundant photos, drawings and schematics, but that is one long paragraph. Despite the monolith of text, I enjoyed the hypnotic style of this tale of self-discovery, told by Austerlitz who has no first name to the narrator who has no name at all over many years and through many European cities.
Austerlitz is told with a light touch and a sense of wonder, and its intensely personal take on history makes it much more effective in evoking the horrors of war than the bombastic morality tales that dominate the genre.Austerlitz by WG Sebald trs Anthea Bell Penguin £ For some reason, plausibility in fiction is becoming harder to sustain, or even achieve.
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From Don Quixote to American Pastoral, take a look at the greatest novels of all time The greatest non-fiction books The version of the best novels. German literature - The 20th century: German Modernism emerged from turn-of-the-century Aestheticism. Like European Modernism as a whole, German Modernism was in fact a cluster of different literary movements, including Expressionism, Neue Sachlichkeit (“New Objectivity”), and Dada.
Of these, Expressionism is the best known and most important. In what ways can Sebald's work be said to create a new genre? Do we know whether to take Austerlitz as fact or fiction?; Why do you suppose Sebald incorporates photographs into his work?