Auteurs similaires à suivre
Gérer vos suivis
Les clients ont aussi acheté des articles de
Par ce portrait saisissant d'un émigrant déraciné, fragile, érudit et digne, l'auteur élève une sorte d'anti-monument pour tous ceux qui, au cours de l'Histoire, se retrouvent pourchassés, déplacés, coupés de leurs racines - sans jamais en comprendre la raison ni le sens.
The masterworks of W. G. Sebald, now in gorgeous new covers by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund
New Directions is delighted to announce beautiful new editions of these three classic Sebald novels, including his two greatest works, The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn. All three novels are distinguished by their translations, every line of which Sebald himself made pitch-perfect, slaving to carry into English all his essential elements: the shadows, the lambent fallings-back, nineteenth-century Germanic undertones, tragic elegiac notes, and his unique, quiet wit.
Austerlitz is W. G. Sebald's haunting novel of post-war Europe.
In 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on a Kindertransport and placed with foster parents. This childless couple promptly erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity and he grows up ignorant of his past. Later in life, after a career as an architectural historian, Austerlitz - having avoided all clues that might point to his origin - finds the past returning to haunt him and he is forced to explore what happened fifty years before. Austerlitz is W.G. Sebald's melancholic masterpiece.
'Mesmeric, haunting and heartbreakingly tragic. Simply no other writer is writing or thinking on the same level as Sebald' Eileen Battersby, Irish Times
'Greatness in literature is still possible' John Banville, Irish Times, Books of the Year
'A work of obvious genius' Literary Review
'A fusion of the mystical and the solid ... His art is a form of justice - there can be, I think, no higher aim' Evening Standard
'Spellbindingly accomplished; a work of art' The Times Literary Supplement
'I have never read a book that provides such a powerful account of the devastation wrought by the dispersal of the Jews from Prague and their treatment by the Nazis' Observer
'A great book by a great writer' Boyd Tonkin, Independent
W . G. Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgäu, Germany, in 1944 and died in December 2001. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg, Switzerland and Manchester. In 1996 he took up a position as an assistant lecturer at the University of Manchester and settled permanently in England in 1970. He was Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia and is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Campo Santo, Unrecounted, A Place in the Country. His selected poetry is published in a volume called Across the Land and the Water.
Sebald rend hommage à cinq écrivains et un peintre, artistes dont la vie et l'oeuvre l'ont autant intrigué qu'initié. A travers six portraits inoubliables et richement illustrés de Peter Hebel, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Robert Walser, Gottfried Keller, Mörike et du peintre Jan Peter Tripp, Sebald évoque ses propres visions, ses propres hantises.
Ce voyage à pied à travers le Suffolk, région historiquement riche de la côte est de l'Angleterre, est prétexte à un ensemble de récits passionnants au pouvoir symbolique enchanteur.
‘Sebald is the Joyce of the 21st Century’ The Times
What begins as the record of W. G. Sebald’s own journey on foot through coastal East Anglia, from Lowestoft to Bungay, becomes the conductor of evocations of people and cultures past and present. From Chateaubriand, Thomas Browne, Swinburne and Conrad, to fishing fleets, skulls and silkworms, the result is an intricately patterned and haunting book on the transience of all things human.
‘A novel of ideas with a difference: it is nothing but ideas… Formally dexterous, fearlessly written (why shouldn't an essay be a novel?), and unremittingly arcane; by the end I was in tears’ Teju Cole, Guardian
Quatre voix qui se complètent et se répondent pour parler du désarroi désespéré de ceux qui, en quittant leur pays, ont perdu leur histoire.
Dans une conférence donnée à Zurich à l’automne 1997, où il évoque un épisode tabou en Allemagne – le bombardement massif de villes allemandes par les Alliés à la fin de la guerre –, et dans un texte consacré à Alfred Andersch, Sebald dénonce sans ménagements le sentiment de culpabilité des intellectuels allemands qui fausserait leur jugement autant que leur inspiration esthétique.
Campo Santo is a collection of essays by W. G. Sebald
When W.G. Sebald died tragically in 2001 a unique voice was silenced. Campo Santo is a collection of the pieces he left behind - none of them previously published in book form - which provide a powerful insight into the themes that came to dominate his life.
Four pieces pay tribute to Corsica, weaving elegiacally between past and present. Sebald also examines the works of writers such as Kafka, Nabokov, and Günter Grass, showing both how literature can provide restitution for the injustices of the world and how such literature came to have so great an influence on him. Campo Santo is a fitting memorial to W.G. Sebald, who himself studied the shifting nature of memory and time with such sensitivity.
'A precious addition to the canon' Independent
'Will come to be seen as indispensable to an understanding of his work' Sunday Times
'Full of a sense of liberation and lightness ... these [pieces] abound in energy and work the authentic Sebaldian magic' Literary Review
'We have become suspicious, rightly, of claims for literary greatness, but in Sebald's case the claim was triumphantly justified. He was, he is, the real thing' John Banville, Guardian
'Sebald was probably the greatest intellect and voice of the late twentieth century' Anthony Beevor, The Times
'A writer whose explorations of time and memory make him arguably the closest author modern European letters has to rival Borges' Sunday Times
W . G. Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgäu, Germany, in 1944 and died in December 2001. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg, Switzerland and Manchester. In 1996 he took up a position as an assistant lecturer at the University of Manchester and settled permanently in England in 1970. He was Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia and is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Campo Santo, Unrecounted, For Years Now and A Place in the Country. His selected poetry is published in a volume called Across the Land and the Water.
Ce triptyque poétique relate trois vies, celle de Matthias Grünewald (v. 1475-1528), peintre du célèbre retable d'Issenheim, celle de Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709-1746), naturaliste et explorateur qui a participé aux expéditions de Bering, et celle de Sebald lui-même. Nés à des époques différentes mais tous trois dans une même région, ils portent dans leur chair et dans leur âme l'empreinte de la violence. En cherchant à appréhender l'essence de leurs soufrances et de leurs aspirations créatrices au sein d'un environnement destructeur, Sebald laisse entrevoir, dans son propre itinéraire, quels événements ont concouru à la genèse de ses oeuvres.
Dans cette première publication littéraire, parue en 1988, W. G. Sebald aborde déjà ses thèmes de prédilection - magistralement condensés ici dans un poème boulversant.
Quatre récits de voyage illustrés à la manière particulière de l'auteur, où Sebald, sur les traces de Stendhal et Kafka, découvre, dans un vertigineux jeu de pistes et de doubles qui le mène de l'Italie jusqu'à son pays d'enfance, les racines et parentés de sa propre mélancolie.
A masterwork of W. G. Sebald, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund
The four long narratives in The Emigrants appear at first to be the straightforward biographies of four Germans in exile. Sebald reconstructs the lives of a painter, a doctor, an elementary-school teacher, and Great Uncle Ambrose. Following (literally) in their footsteps, the narrator retraces routes of exile which lead from Lithuania to London, from Munich to Manchester, from the South German provinces to Switzerland, France, New York, Constantinople, and Jerusalem. Along with memories, documents, and diaries of the Holocaust, he collects photographs—the enigmatic snapshots which stud The Emigrants and bring to mind family photo albums. Sebald combines precise documentary with fictional motifs, and as he puts the question to realism, the four stories merge into one unfathomable requiem.