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Austerlitz - W.G. Sebald, Anthea Bell
Austerlitz
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In the summer of 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on one of the Kindertransports and placed with foster parents in Wales. For reasons of their own, the childless Calvinist couple erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity. Throughout his life Austerlitz is haunted... show more
In the summer of 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on one of the Kindertransports and placed with foster parents in Wales. For reasons of their own, the childless Calvinist couple erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity. Throughout his life Austerlitz is haunted by feelings of otherness, but it is not until retirement that he embarks on a journey to make sense of his curious early memories and explores what happened to him half a century ago.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140297997 (0140297995)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
3.0 Austerlitz
http://msarki.tumblr.com/post/72908914865/austerlitz-by-w-g-sebaldI love the way Max Sebald writes. His language is rich and warm, quite sophisticated, but still accessible. I religiously claim W.G. Sebald as the master of all dream-state authorship. I have never read anyone so gifted at lulling ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 Austerlitz
bookshelves: winter-20122013, radio-3, fradio, holocaust-genocide Read from December 16 to 17, 2012 Drama on 3: AusterlitzWG Sebald's novel about remembering the Holocaust, dramatised by Michael Butt. A stranger in the Antwerp station confides an unsettling story of vanished identity.Trivia; Fred...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
2.0 Austerlitz
Not that great experimental novel (like most of Sebald's work). At least it was an easy read.
Warwick
Warwick rated it
Austerlitz fascinated me, but I couldn't say I loved it. Reading this book gave me the feeling of being jet-lagged somewhere in a strange city at three o'clock in the morning, having strange revelations that would seem bizarre in the daylight. Not a feeling I dislike, by any means. Sebald's attempts...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 Austerlitz
Drama on 3: AusterlitzWG Sebald's novel about remembering the Holocaust, dramatised by Michael Butt. A stranger in the Antwerp station confides an unsettling story of vanished identity.Trivia; Fred Astaire's family name was Austerlitz
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