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Sebald, W. G. (Winfried Georg) 1944-2001

Works: 408 works in 1,792 publications in 25 languages and 39,081 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Historical fiction  History  Fictional autobiographies  Poetry  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Author, Creator, Honoree, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Other
Classifications: PT2681.E18, 833.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by W. G Sebald
Austerlitz by W. G Sebald( Book )

179 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 22 languages and held by 3,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of a thirty-year conversation unfolding in train stations and travelers' stops across England and Europe, W.G. Sebald's unnamed narrator and Jacques Austerlitz discuss Austerlitz's ongoing efforts to understand who he is. An orphan who came to England alone in the summer of 1939 and was raised by a Welsh Methodist minister and his wife as their own, Austerlitz grew up with no conscious memory of where he came from
The emigrants by W. G Sebald( Book )

183 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to exile of four men. One is a teacher, fired by the Nazis from his job for having a Jewish ancestor, then inducted into the German army. Of the others, all Jews, one is a surgeon who commits suicide as he is unable to assimilate into British society, a second is an artist, a third becomes a butler in New York
On the natural history of destruction by W. G Sebald( Book )

90 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is acclaimed German novelist Sebald's investigation of one of the least examined "silences" of our time. He examines the devastation of German cities by Allied bombardment, and the reasons for the astonishing absence of this unprecedented trauma from German history and culture. This void is in part a repression of things--such as the death by fire of the city of Hamburg at the hands of the RAF--too terrible to bear. For Sebald, this is an example of deliberate cultural amnesia; his analysis of its effects in and outside Germany has already provoked angry and painful debate. It addresses questions that arise when communities must heal from self-inflicted wounds. This book is a study of suffering and forgetting, of the morality hidden in artistic decisions, and of both compromised and genuine heroics.--From publisher description
Vertigo by W. G Sebald( Book )

105 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unnamed narrator, beset by nervous ailments, is again the readers' guide on a hair-raising journey through the past and across Europe, amid the restless literary ghosts of Kafka, Stendhal, and Casanova. In four dizzying sections, Sebald, one of the most acclaimed European writers of our time, plunges the reader into vertigo, into that "swimming of the head" as Webster defines it
Campo Santo by W. G Sebald( Book )

58 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These sixteen moving essays contain Sebald's trademark themes--the power of memory and personal history, the connections between images in the arts and life, the existence of ghosts in both places and artifacts. Four essays pay tribute to Corsica, weaving elegiacally between past and present on the Mediterranean isle. In "A Little Excursion to Ajaccio," Sebald visits the birthplace of Napoleon and muses on the hints of a great man's future in his childhood home. Several essays on European writers such as Kafka. Nabokov, and Gunter Grass blend criticism with political observation and memoir, examining how literature can be an attempt at restitution for the injustices of the real world. Dazzling in its erudition, accessible in its deep emotion, Campo Santo confirms Sebald's place beside Proust and Nabokov, great writers who perceived the invisible connections that determine our lives
After nature by W. G Sebald( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Sebald's earliest works, this haunting and shockingly original triptych of three biographical prose poems enlarges readers capacity to understand their place in the natural world
A radical stage : theatre in Germany in the 1970s and 1980s( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and German and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A place in the country by W. G Sebald( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.G. Sebald's meditation on the six artists and writers who shaped his creative mind--and the last of this great writer's major works to be translated into English
Die Beschreibung des Unglücks : zur österreichischen Literatur von Stifter bis Handke by W. G Sebald( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sternheim; Kritiker und Opfer der Wilhelminischen Ära by W. G Sebald( Book )

19 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logis in einem Landhaus : über Gottfrid Keller, Johann Peter Hebel, Robert Walser und andere by W. G Sebald( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in German and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unheimliche Heimat : Essays zur österreichischen Literatur by W. G Sebald( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in German and English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unrecounted : 33 poems by W. G Sebald( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A gorgeous illustrated poetry collection by W.G. Sebald: "An extraordinarily handsome edition of poems by the late great writer" (Confrontation). 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."
Nach der Natur : ein Elementargedicht by W. G Sebald( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in German and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for Sebald : photography after W.G. Sebald by Lise Patt( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sebald solía incluir en sus novelas de ficción, imágenes y fotografías a menudo sin conexión con las palabras que las rodeaban. El libro reune una serie de ensayos y proyectos visuales inspirados en su obra a la que someten a distintos filtros de historia del arte, estudios de fotografía y cine, teoría cultural y psicoanálisis
Austerlitz by W. G Sebald( Recording )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man finds that he is the child of Holocaust victims instead of a Welsh family, and searches for his true identity
Über das Land und das Wasser : ausgewählte Gedichte 1964-2001 by W. G Sebald( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unerzählt : 33 Texte und 33 Radierungen by W. G Sebald( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Mythus der Zerstörung im Werk Döblins by W. G Sebald( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Ringe des Saturn : eine englische Wallfahrt by W. G Sebald( Book )

40 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En selvbiografisk fortælling om en vandretur langs East Anglias kyst, hvor forfatterens erindringer kædes sammen med personer og kulturer fra fortid og nutid, som fører frem til en erkendelse af altings forgængelighed
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Alternative Names
Sebald, Max 1944-2001

Sebald W. G.

Sebald, W. G. 1944-

Sebald W. G. 1944-2001

Sebald, W. G. (Winfried Georg)

Sebald, W. G. (Winfried Georg), 1944-

Sebald, W. G. (Winfried Georg), 1944-2001

Sebald, Winfried G. 1944-2001

Sebald Winfried Georg

Sebald, Winfried Georg 1944-

Sebald, Winfried Georg 1944-2001

Sebald, Winfried Georg Maximilian

Sebald, Winfried Georg Maximilian 1944-2001

W.G. Sebald Duits schrijver

W. G. Sebald écrivain allemand

W. G. Sebald escritor y profesor alemán

W. G. Sebald German writer and academic

W.G. Sebald tysk forfatter og litteraturviter

W.G. Sebald tysk poet och författare

W.G. Sebald tysk poet og skribent


WGS 1944-2001

Winfried Georg Sebald německý spisovatel

Winfried Sebald scrittore tedesco

Zebald, V. G.

Zebalʹd, V. G. 1944-2001

Zebalʹd, Vinifred Georg Maksimilian 1944-2001

Zebâld, W. G. 1944-2001

Zēbalds, V. G. 1944-

Zēbalds, V. G. 1944-2001

В.Г. Зебалд

Вініфред Георг Зебальд

Зебальд В. Г

Зебальд В. Г. 1944-2001

Зебальд В. Г. М

Зебальд В. Г. М. 1944-2001

Зебальд, Винфрид Георг Макс

וינפריד גיאורג זבאלד

זבאלד, ו. ג 1944-2001

זבאלד, וו 1944-2001

זבאלד, וו.ג. 1944-2001

זבאלד, וינפריד גאורג 1944-2001

זבלד, וינפריד גאורג 1944-2001

و.ج. سيبالد

제발트, W. G. 1944-2001

제발트, 윈프리드 G. 1944-2001

ゼーバルト, W. G.

ゼーバルト, W.G. 1944-2001

ゼーバルト, ヴィンフリート 1944-2001

ゼーバルト, ヴィンフリート・ゲオルク

温弗里德·格奥尔格·塞巴尔德 1944-2001


The emigrantsOn the natural history of destructionVertigoCampo SantoAfter natureA radical stage : theatre in Germany in the 1970s and 1980sA place in the countryLogis in einem Landhaus : über Gottfrid Keller, Johann Peter Hebel, Robert Walser und andere