After Nature

Penguin, 2003 - 112 Seiten
Three men walk the pages of W. G. Sebald's first literary work - the painter Mathaeus Grunewald, the botanist George Wilhelm Steller and W. G. Sebald himself. Written as a long poem in three parts, After Naturedelves into each of these lives in turn, teasing out the haunting uncertainties of the past and revealing the terrible burden that history places on all of our shoulders.

Available for the first time in English, After Naturelays the foundation for Sebald's later works, exploring the themes that would come to dominate his writing.

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If you enter the reading of this book as prose, and focus on not noticing the format, and just take in the words, it becomes obvious rather fast that this is a well-written piece of literature. I ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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This book is the english translation of the first literary work of Sebald, Nach der Natur. Ein Elementargedicht. It is an extended prose poem divided into three parts. The first is about the German ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2003)

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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