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A literature of restitution : critical essays on W.G. Sebald

Author: Jeannette Baxter; Valerie Henitiuk; Ben Hutchinson
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the crucial question of 'restitution' in the work of W. G. Sebald. Written by leading scholars from a range of disciplines, with a foreword by his English translator Anthea Bell. -- .

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: W G Sebald; W G Sebald; Winfried G Sebald; W G Sebald
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannette Baxter; Valerie Henitiuk; Ben Hutchinson
ISBN: 9780719088520 0719088526
OCLC Number: 852239450
Description: xvii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : 'A quoi bon la littérature?' --
Foreword : Translating W.G. Sebald, with and without the author / Anthea Bell --
W.G. Sebald's three-letter word : on the parallel world of the English translations / Arthur Williams --
Encounter and cry : W.G. Sebald as poet / George Szirtes --
Unquiet prose : W.G. Sebald and the writing of the negative / Shane Weller --
Surrealist vertigo in Schwindel. Gefühle / Jeanette Baxter --
Memoirs of the blind : W.G. Sebald's Die Ausgewanderten / Dora Osborne --
'Like refugees who have come through dreadful ordeals' : the theme of the Anglo-Irish in Die Ringe des Saturn. Eine englische Wallfahrt / Helen Finch --
The 'Arca Project' : W.G. Sebald's Corsica / Graeme Gilloch --
Twisted threads : the entwined narratives of W.G. Sebald and H.G. Adler / Peter Filkins --
Stations, dark rooms and false worlds in W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz / David Darby --
Fields of association : W.G. Sebald and contemporary performance practices / Simon Murray --
Still life, portrait, photograph, narrative in the world of W.G. Sebald / Clive Scott --
The return of the repressed mother in W.G. Sebald's fiction / Graley Herren --
The question of genre in W.G. Sebald's 'prose' (towards a post-memorial literature of restitution) / Russell J.A. Kilbourn.
Other Titles: Critical essays on W.G. Sebald
Responsibility: edited by Jeannette Baxter, Valerie Henitiuk and Ben Hutchinson.

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