Across The Land And The Water

A splendid addition to an already extraordinary oeuvre. Teju Cole, "The New Yorker" German-born W. G. Sebald is best known as the innovative author of "Austerlitz, "the prose classic of World War II culpability and conscience that put its author in the company of Nabokov, Calvino, and Borges. Now comes the first major collection of this literary master's poems. Skillfully translated by Iain Galbraith, they range from pieces Sebald wrote as a student in the sixties to those completed right before his untimely death in 2001.

In nearly one hundred poems - the majority published in English for the first time - Sebald explores his trademark themes, from nature and history, to wandering and wondering, to oblivion and memory, soaring and searing, the poetry of W.G. Sebald is an indelible addition to his superb body of work, and this collection is bound to become a classic in its own right.

"How fortunate we are to have this writer's startling imagination freshly on display once again, expressed in language honed to a perfect simplicity." - Billy Collins

"A watershed volume...nothing less than transcendent." - BookPage

"[Sebald was] a defining writer of his era." - The New Republic

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Product Overview
ISBN 9780812981100
Categories Anthologies, BX, Classics and Literary, Fiction, Short Stories and Poetry, WBD
Author(s) W G Sebald
Publisher Modern
Pages 166
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13cm x 2cm x 19.8cm
Weight 0.17 kg
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