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W.G. Sebald

Uwe Schütte

Abstract

W. G. Sebald was a literary phenomenon: a German literary scholar working in England, who took up creative writing out of dissatisfaction with German post-war letters. Within only a few years, his unique prose books made him one of the most celebrated authors of the late twentieth-century.Sebald died prematurely, aged 57, after the publication of his most celebrated prose fiction Austerlitz. This accessible critical introduction, written by a leading expert, highlights Sebald’s double role as writer and academic. It discusses his oeuvre in the order in which his works were published in German ... More

Keywords: W.G. Sebald, German writing, Academia, Literary criticism, Post-war literature, Cult author, Holocaust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780746312988
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780746312988.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Uwe Schütte, author