WG Sebald

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Speak, Silence: In Search of WG Sebald by Carole Angier review – the artful master of repressed memories
This spectacular, meticulously researched biography reveals how the singular German author blurred the boundaries between fact and fiction to illuminate the horrors of the Holocaust

Anthony Cummins

15, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Speak, Silence by Carole Angier review – a remarkable biography
The first major study of revered author and academic WG Sebald reveals an obsessive and brilliant mind

Caroline Moorehead

14, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Revealed: the secret trauma that inspired German literary giant
WG Sebald’s writing on the Holocaust was driven by the anger and distress he felt over his father’s service in Hitler’s army

Donna Ferguson

31, Jul, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Top 10 books about the unknowable | Peter Ho Davies
From William Shakespeare to WG Sebald, these books are written less to dispel mystery than to accept it

Peter Ho Davies

06, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Top 10 books about walking in Britain | Gail Simmons
Travelling on foot is a national obsession that has inspired a whole tradition of great writing, from Laurie Lee to Iain Sinclair

Gail Simmons

03, Jul, 2019 @11:05 AM

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Daydreams and death rays: an odyssey through Sebald's Suffolk
Following WG Sebald’s journey in The Rings of Saturn, I found a place unchanged from his account – and worlds apart

Sam Jordison

25, Jun, 2019 @11:04 AM

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WG Sebald's bleak vision is not without consolation
The Rings of Saturn finds an unhappy man walking desolate country and recalling awful history. But the lucid beauty of the writing is cathartic

Sam Jordison

18, Jun, 2019 @1:30 PM

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The Rings of Saturn opens on to a dizzy range of allusions and illusions
WG Sebald’s beguiling narrative takes in an enormous collection of different topics at the same time as playing seductive games with fact and fiction

Sam Jordison

11, Jun, 2019 @9:48 AM

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WG Sebald's The Rings of Saturn is our reading group book for June
This month, our European book will be a German author so important he’s earned his own adjective – and his take on the Suffolk coast

Sam Jordison

04, Jun, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli review – border crossings
A New York family takes a road trip south, in this rigorous and beguiling novel about child migrants on the US-Mexico border that has been longlisted for the Women’s prize

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

15, Mar, 2019 @7:30 AM

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Anthea Bell, 'magnificent' translator of Asterix and Kafka, dies aged 82
Her prolific work introduced generations of English readers to writers as varied as Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka and Cornelia Funke

Alison Flood

18, Oct, 2018 @12:54 PM

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Michael Chabon: ‘Parent properly and you’re doing yourself out of a job’
The Pulitzer prize-winner on combining writing with raising kids, his freakozoid tendencies and the authors he returns to

Alex Preston

12, May, 2018 @5:00 PM

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