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Austerlitz - W.G. Sebald, Anthea Bell
Austerlitz
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Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939,... show more
Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, one Jacques Aus-terlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, he follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before. There, faced with the void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375756566 (0375756566)
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 298
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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