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The Emigrants

Author : W. G. Sebald
ISBN : 9780811221290
Genre : Fiction
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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 in The Emigrants appear 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 photographs—the enigmatic snapshots which stud The Emigrants and 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.
Category: Fiction


Author : Winfried Georg Sebald
ISBN : 0811214850
Genre : Fiction
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A first-person narrative describes a journey from Italy during Napoleon's invasion to a Bavarian village, drawing in the memories of notable persons such as Franz Kafka and Casanova.
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Author : Winfried Georg Sebald
ISBN : 0811217264
Genre : Art
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Unrecounted combines thirty-three of what W. G. Sebald called his "micropoems"--miniatures as unclassifiable as all of his works--with thirty-three exquisitely exact lithographs by one of his oldest friends, the acclaimed artist Jan Peter Tripp. The lithographs portray, with stunning precision, pairs of eyes--the eyes of Beckett, Borges, Proust Jasper Johns, Francis Bacon, Tripp, Sebald, Sebald's dog Maurice. Brief as haiku, the poems are epiphanic and anti-narrative. What the author calls "time lost, the pain of remembering, and the figure of death" here find a small home. The art and poems do not explain one another, but rather engage in a kind of dialogue. "The longer I look at the pictures of Jan Peter Tripp," Sebald comments in his essay, "the better I understand that behind the illusions of the surface, a dread-inspiring depth is concealed. It is the metaphysical lining of reality, so to speak."
Category: Art

Three Book Sebald Set The Emigrants The Rings Of Saturn And Vertigo

Author : W. G. Sebald
ISBN : 9780811226998
Genre : Fiction
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The masterworks of W. G. Sebald, now in gorgeous new covers by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund New Directions is delighted to announce beautiful new editions of these three classic Sebald novels, including his two greatest works, The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn. All three novels are distinguished by their translations, every line of which Sebald himself made pitch-perfect, slaving to carry into English all his essential elements: the shadows, the lambent fallings-back, nineteenth-century Germanic undertones, tragic elegiac notes, and his unique, quiet wit.
Category: Fiction

Saturn S Moons

Author : Jo Catling
ISBN : 9781351550093
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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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: a W. G. Sebald Handbook 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 Moons6g 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. The contributors include Mark Anderson, Anthea Bell, Ulrich von Buelow, Jo Catling, Michael Hulse, Florian Radvan, Uwe Schuette, Clive Scott, Richard Sheppard, Gordon Turner, Stephen Watts and Luke Williams. Jo Catling teaches in the School of Literature at the University of East Anglia and Richard Hibbitt in the Department of French at the University of Leeds.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Rings Of Saturn

Author : Winfried Georg Sebald
ISBN : 0811213781
Genre : Fiction
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A fictional account of a walking tour along England's coast provides the narrator with a rich source for reflection on the country's history
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Urn Burial

Author : Sir Thomas Browne
ISBN : 0811218929
Genre : Literary Collections
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A classic 17th-century essay first looks at the idea of burial throughout human history, then explores man's struggles with mortality and the uncertainty of his fate and fame in the living world. Original.
Category: Literary Collections

The Two Character Play

Author : Tennessee Williams
ISBN : 0811207293
Genre : Drama
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A classic play by Tennessee Williams in a definitive, author-approved edition.
Category: Drama

The Sri Lankan Loxodrome

Author : Will Alexander
ISBN : 0811218295
Genre : Poetry
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A volume of surrealist works by a Whiting Fellowship recipient follows a theme about the nature of an unwavering path and describes the voyage of a Sri Lankan sailor who beheads sea snakes on the Indian Ocean and encounters various African communities. Original.
Category: Poetry

The Tanners

Author : Robert Walser
ISBN : 9780811215893
Genre : Fiction
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Loosely based on his own life and his large family, The Tanners follows Simon Tanner as he wanders from job to job, in search of a calling. Along his journey of self-definition, we meet his other siblings: the painter brother whose romantic brooding personality attracts women; the serious professorial oldest brother whose sense of responsibility towards his younger siblings strains his nerves; the teacher sister who hates teaching but can't get herself to risk the stability of her job; and the institutionalized brother whose name is hardly mentioned and whose madness potentially runs through the rest of the family. Through it all, Simon explores the master-servant relationship -- whether in employment or in romance -- that is one of the defining factors of Modernity.
Category: Fiction

Mollie S Job

Author : William M. Adler
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028590417
Genre : Business & Economics
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Traces the postwar migration of one factory job as it moves from industrial Paterson, New Jersey, to rural Mississippi during the 1960s, to Matamoros, Mexico, in the 1990s, detailing the lives of three women who held the same job in each of the locales.
Category: Business & Economics

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082964605
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Bulletin Of Reprints

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ISBN : UCAL:B3554570
Genre : Bibliography
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The Ladies From St Petersburg

Author : Nina Berberova
ISBN : 0811214362
Genre : Fiction
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The Ladies from St. Petersburg is only the fourth book by the great Russian writer Nina Berberova to be translated into English. It contains three stories which chronologically paint a picture of the dawn of the Russian revolution, the flight from its turmoil, and the plight of an exile in a new and foreign place - all of which Berberova knew from her personal experience. In the title story the protagonists are taking a vacation, unaware that their lives are about to be irrevocably changed. In "Zoya Andreyevna," an elegant, privileged woman, in headlong flight, just one train ride ahead of the fighting, falls ill among unfriendly strangers. In "The Big City," an emigrant lands in a surreal New York City, a place that is not yet, and may never be, his home.
Category: Fiction

Translation Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015061170885
Genre : Translating and interpreting
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Category: Translating and interpreting