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

Works: 287 works in 1,439 publications in 29 languages and 32,084 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Autobiographical fiction  Poetry  Interviews  Conference proceedings  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, Dedicatee, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PT2681.E18, 833.914
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Most widely held works by W. G Sebald
Austerlitz by W. G Sebald( Book )
164 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 3,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacques Austerlitz was only a small child when he was sent to Wales in 1939. He was told nothing of his first family by the couple who raised him, but now he seeks to unlock the mystery of his identity
The emigrants by W. G Sebald( Book )
166 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 22 languages and held by 2,241 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 )
82 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,768 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 )
95 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,403 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 )
53 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,003 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 )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 846 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
Across the land and the water : selected poems, 1964-2001 by W. G Sebald( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of nearly one hundred poems are centered around the poet's signature themes, including nature, history, wandering, and memory
A Radical stage : theatre in Germany in the 1970s and 1980s ( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and German and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rings of Saturn by W. G Sebald( Book )
94 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 17 languages and held by 414 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
A place in the country by W. G Sebald( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 388 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 )
26 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in German and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carl Sternheim; Kritiker und Opfer der Wilhelminischen Ära by W. G Sebald( Book )
15 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unrecounted : 33 poems by W. G Sebald( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 292 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."
Unheimliche Heimat : Essays zur österreichischen Literatur by W. G Sebald( Book )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in German and English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Logis in einem Landhaus : über Gottfrid Keller, Johann Peter Hebel, Robert Walser und andere by W. G Sebald( Book )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in German and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nach der Natur : ein Elementargedicht by W. G Sebald( Book )
28 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in German and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Austerlitz by W. G Sebald( Recording )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and German and held by 199 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
Searching for Sebald : photography after W.G. Sebald ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über das Land und das Wasser : ausgewählte Gedichte 1964-2001 by W. G Sebald( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Mythus der Zerstörung im Werk Döblins by W. G Sebald( Book )
6 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.14 for Austerlitz ... to 0.93 for Der Mythus ...)
Alternative Names
Sebald, Max 1944-2001
Sebald , W. G.
Sebald, W. G. 1944-
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Sebald, W. G. (Winfried Georg), 1944-
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Sebald, Winfried Georg Maximilian.
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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
זבאלד, ו. ג 1944-2001
זבאלד, וו 1944-2001
זבלד, וינפריד גאורג 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
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