Carole Angier

To the Brink of Silence

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THERE CAN BE few lovers of literature who do not know that W G Sebald died a few months after the publication of Austerlitz, at only fie-seven, and apparently at the height of his powers. Scholars of his work have known, however, that something more mysterious was happening.

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