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ISBN-10: 0811226166
ISBN-13: 9780811226165
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 11/08/2016
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.30" W, 0.80" H

Vertigo

Translator: Michael Hulse

Paperback

Price: $16.95

Overview

Perfectly titled, Vertigo –W.G. Sebald’s marvelous first novel — is a work that teeters on the edge: compelling, puzzling, and deeply unsettling.

An unnamed narrator, beset by nervous ailments, journeys accross Europe to Vienna, Venice, Verona, Riva, and finally to his childhood home in a small Bavarian village. He is also journeying into the past. Traveling in the footsteps of Stendhal, Casanova, and Kafka, the narrator draws the reader, line by line, into a dizzying web of history, biography, legends, literature, and — most perilously — memories.

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In Sebald's writing, everything is connected, everything webbed together by the unseen threads of history, or chance, or fate, or death... beautiful and unsettling, elevated into an art of the uncanny - an art that was, in the end, Sebald's strange and inscrutable gift.– "Slate"
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Details

ISBN-10: 0811226166
ISBN-13: 9780811226165
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 11/08/2016
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.30" W, 0.80" H
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