- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (6 Mar. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141037016
- ISBN-13: 978-0141037011
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 230,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Place in the Country Paperback – 6 Mar 2014
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A fascinating volume that confirms Sebald as one of Europe's most mysterious and best-loved literary imaginations (Evening Standard)
Sebald was in possession of the uncanny ability to make his own intellectual obsessions, immediately, compulsively his reader's (Observer)
Shows a writer at his most inquisitive, gazing deeply under the surface of things (Financial Times)
Irresistible . . . an intimate anatomy of the pathos, absurdity and perverse splendour of trying to find patterns in the chaos of the world (Independent)
Erudite, truthful, moving (The Times)
A beautiful book . . . about the crazy quest for meaning, and how we persist with it despite the shadows that slide towards us (Joanna Kavenna Spectator)
About the Author
W. G. Sebald was born in Germany in 1944 and died in 2001. He is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Unrecounted, Campo Santo and Silent Catastrophes among other publications.
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Top Customer Reviews
If anything, this book is more hypnotic and engaging than even the ‘The Rings of Saturn’. Here the prose (or, to be honest the translation of the original German prose) is so wonderfully complex, yet so readable, that it did not really matter that I had no prior experience of any the six artists.
There seems to be a theme of social disconnection in the six, but a disconnection that resulted in a longing for place. This could in some way help to explain Sebald’s own fascination with the sense of place that shines through in The Rings of Saturn.
If you wish to read a book that shows just how artful non-fiction can be, then I would recommend this book.
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Sebald is one of the most energising and exciting writers I have ever encountered.Published 14 months ago by Lindsay Fulcher
No time to read this book yet, but Sebald is a brilliant writer, but this book ins not a novel, it is more like essays?Published on 4 Sept. 2013 by Celia Freije