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 Legends Pleasing and Brightly Polished: The Holy Recluses

David J. Collins

in Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A second large group of vitae had as subjects holy men and women who had led lives of reclusion as hermits and anchoresses. Their veneration was, in contrast to the holy bishops', geographically ... More


Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation

Lecia Rosenthal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233977
eISBN:
9780823241200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book examines the writing of catastrophe, mass death, and collective loss in 20th-century literature and criticism. With particular focus on texts by Virginia Woolf, Walter Benjamin, and W.G. ... More


The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Stephen Clingman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The book proceeds from a central contemporary paradox. Never before have we been confronted by such dizzying forms of multiplicity, while at the same time facing still powerful appeals to singularity ... More


Private Languages

Peter Dula

in Cavell, Companionship, and Christian Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395037
eISBN:
9780199894451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395037.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the fiction of W. G. Sebald in order to illustrate skepticism and the companionship Cavell and Sebald think should be a response to it. Many of Sebald's characters may be ... More


Transfiction

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

W. G. Sebald is one of the most remarkable of writers, who shows the link between transnational fiction, trauma, and complicity. For him the point of origin and horizon is the Holocaust, for which, ... More


W. G. Sebald - Image, Archive, Modernity

J .J. Long

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633876
eISBN:
9780748651757
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633876.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

W. G. Sebald is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant writers to have emerged onto the global literary scene in recent decades, and is frequently mentioned in the same breath as Nabokov, ... More


Sebald'S Vision

Carol Jacobs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171823
eISBN:
9780231540100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

W. G. Sebald’s writing has been widely recognized for its intense, nuanced engagement with the Holocaust, the Allied bombing of Germany in WWII, and other episodes of violence throughout history. ... More


Epilogue: “Appointments to Keep in the Past”

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In these closing pages I look at W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz and consider the possible afterlife of the outward turn, of the prolonged existence of a technique after its period of emergence and ... More


The Culmination of his Art: Tu rostro mañana

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is in two sections and offers a synthesis of the conclusions of the book and relates them to Marías's penultimate and longest novel, Tu rostro mañana. Hence, the first section of the ... More


Death's Following: Mediocrity, Dirtiness, Adulthood, Literature

John Limon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242795
eISBN:
9780823242832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242795.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Almost all twentieth-century philosophy stresses the immanence of death-as drive, as the context of Being, as the essence of humanity's defining ethics or language. Limon makes use of literary ... More


W.G. Sebald

Uwe Schütte

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780746312988
eISBN:
9781789629415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780746312988.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

W. G. Sebald was a literary phenomenon: a German literary scholar working in England, who took up creative writing out of dissatisfaction with German post-war letters. Within only a few years, his ... More


Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Simon Cooke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study challenges a sensibility of disenchantment with travel by exploring wonder in contemporary travel writing. It reassesses travel writing as an aesthetically and ethically innovative form in ... More


Introduction

J. J. Long

in W. G. Sebald - Image, Archive, Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633876
eISBN:
9780748651757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633876.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses W.G. Sebald, who has become one of Germany's most-written-about authors. It looks at the ways modernity is thematised his writings, studies his ‘Holocaust ... More


Curating time

Ian Wedde

in Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Many of the chapters in this book engage with issues of time and temporality, either explicitly or indirectly. The linear or progressive time implied by the neologism ‘curatopia’ can and should be ... More


Landscape and Subjectivity in the Work of Patrick Keiller, W.G. Sebald, and Iain Sinclair

David Anderson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198847199
eISBN:
9780191882104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847199.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Situating Keiller, Sebald, and Sinclair as the three leading voices in ‘English psychogeography’, this book examines what, apart from a shared interest in English landscape and townscape, connects ... More


When Words Fail: Writing Disaster

Françoise Meltzer

in Dark Lens: Imaging Germany, 1945

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226625638
eISBN:
9780226625775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226625775.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses texts by journalists, novelists, and autobiographers—all of which depict the bombings of Germany during the World War II. These include essays by Hannah Arendt, J. Frank Dobie, ... More


On the Late Sublime: W. G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn

Lecia Rosenthal

in Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233977
eISBN:
9780823241200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233977.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the late 1970s, when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched the twin Voyager space vehicles, the interplanetary mission carried a truly far-out, indefinitely addressed envoi. ... More


Conclusion: Millennial Times, Perennial Times

Randall Stevenson

in Reading the Times: Temporality and History in Twentieth-Century Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474401555
eISBN:
9781474444880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401555.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The millennium and fears of its ‘bug’ confirmed how far the modern world remained in thrall to exacting temporalities. Some early C21st-century novels – e.g. by W.G. Sebald– extended the resistive ... More


Anselm Kiefer's Lot's Wife: Perspective and the Place of the Spectator

Martin Harries

in Forgetting Lot's Wife: On Destructive Spectatorship

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227334
eISBN:
9780823241026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227334.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Altdorfer's painting takes the place of memory. Just as the logic of memory is disturbed here, so the logic of Sebald's poem moves, not ungrammatically but also not exactly logically, from “Nürnberg ... More


Sailing to Bohemia: Utopia, Memory, and the Holocaust in Postwar Austrian and German Writing

Alfred Thomas

in Prague Palimpsest: Writing, Memory, and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226795409
eISBN:
9780226795416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226795416.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Turning from interwar French responses to Prague, this chapter examines the elegiac treatment of the city as a site of nostalgia in postwar German and Austrian literature. Writers who represented ... More


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