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W G Sebald

Biography

W G Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgäau in 1944. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg in Switzerland and in Manchester. From 1970, he taught at the University of East Anglia, where he became professor of European literature in 1987. In 1989 he became the first director of the British Centre for Literary Translation. He died in a car accident in 2001. His writings, though called novels, are often a mixture of novel, memories, meditations and musings on subjects such as the Holocaust, Germany after World War II and memory, normally narrated by a narrator called W G Sebald.

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W.G. Sebald
W.G. Sebald
W.G. Sebald (lots of links)
On W.G. Sebald (by Susan Sontag)
W.G. (Max) Sebald (1944-2001)
Recovered memories (profile of Sebald)
A Symposium on W.G. Sebald
Stalking Sebald
W. G. (Winfried Georg) Sebald Links
Obituary
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Obituary
Interview
The last word (his last interview before his death)
W.G. Sebald (in German)
Winfried Georg Sebald (in German)

Bibliography

1969 Carl Sternheim. Kritiker und Opfer der Wilhelminischen Ära
1980 Der Mythos der Zerstörung im Werk Döblins
1985 Die Beschreibung des Unglücks. Zur österreichischen Literatur von Stifter bis Handke
1988 Nach der Natur. Ein Elementargedicht (After Nature)
1990 Schwindel. Gefühle (Vertigo)
1991 Unheimliche Heimat. Essays zur österreichischen Literatur
1992 Die Ausgewanderten (The Emigrants)
1995 Die Ringe des Saturn. Eine englische Wallfahrt (The Rings of Saturn)
1995 Am deutschen Ozean
1998 Logis in einem Landhaus. Über Gottfried Keller, Johann Peter Hebel, Robert Walser und andere (A Place in the Country)
1999 Luftkrieg und Literatur (On the Natural History of Destruction)
2001 Austerlitz (Austerlitz)
2001 For Years Now: Poems
2003 Unerzählt, 33 Texte (Unrecounted)
2003 Campo Santo, Prosa, Essays (Campo Santo)
2008 Über das Land und das Wasser (Across the Land and the Water: Selected Poems 1964-2001) (poetry)