The Emigrants (New Directions Paperbook)


The Emigrants (New Directions Paperbook) Author W. G. Sebald
ISBN-10 081122614X
ISBN-13 9780811226141
Year 2016-11-08
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher New Directions
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A masterwork of W G Sebald now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The four long narratives inThe Emigrantsappear at first to be the straightforward biographies of four Germans in exile Sebald reconstructs the lives of a painter a doctor an elementary school teacher and Great Uncle Ambrose Following literally in their footsteps the narrator retraces routes of exile which lead from Lithuania to London from Munich to Manchester from the South German provinces to Switzerland France New York Constantinople and Jerusalem Along with memories documents and diaries of the Holocaust he collects photographsthe enigmatic snapshots which studThe Emigrantsand bring to mind family photo albums Sebald combines precise documentary with fictional motifs and as he puts the question to realism the four stories merge into one unfathomable requiem

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