This article was revised and updated in November 2011. It is much longer than my usual articles and is more of a study guide than a review and definitely contains “spoilers”.
The books of W G Sebald have interested me for many years now and unlike most other books, I find myself coming back [...]
This book, The Emergence of Memory, consists of conversations with, and essays upon, the German writer W G Sebald, author of Austerlitz, Vertigo, The Emgrants, and Rings of Saturn. When W G Sebald died in a car accident in 2001, after publishing just four books, his readers felt both a huge sense of loss, and [...]