Carole Angier

Web of Words

A Place in the Country

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This collection of essays by W G Sebald has waited 15 years to be translated into English. Apart from Rousseau, its subjects are relatively unknown to English readers, so that may seem reasonable. But anyone interested in Sebald and his work will regret that it has taken so long. For with Sebaldian irony, these critical essays secretly comprise a very personal book.

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