Vertigo

Vertigo by Winifred Georg Maximilian Sebald

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The beguiling first novel by W. G. Sebald, one of the most enormously acclaimed European writers of our time.

Vertigo, W. G. Sebald`s first novel, never before translated into English, is perhaps his most amazing and certainly his most alarming. Sebald — the acknowledged master of memory`s uncanniness — takes the painful pleasures of unknowability to new intensities in Vertigo. Here in their first flowering are the signature elements of Sebald`s hugely acclaimed novels The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn. An unnamed narrator, beset by nervous ailments, is again our guide on a hair-raising journey through the past and across Europe, amid restless literary ghosts — Kafka, Stendhal, Casanova. In four dizzying sections, the narrator plunges the reader into vertigo, into that "swimming of the head," as Webster`s defines it: in other words, into that state so unsettling, so fascinating, and so "stunning and strange," as The New York Times Book Review declared about The Emigrants, that it is "like a dream you want to last forever."

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Winifred Georg Maximilian Sebald

A book by Winifred Georg Maximilian Sebald

Winfried Georg Maximilian Sebald - German poet, prose writer, essayist, literary historian, wrote in German and English. Born: May 18, 1944, Wertach, Germany Died: December 14, 2001, Norfolk, UK Education: University of East Anglia, University of Friborg, University of Freiburg Awards: New York Times Top Ten Books of the Year...

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Winfried Georg Maximilian Sebald - German poet, prose writer, essayist, literary historian, wrote in German and English. Born: May 18, 1944, Wertach, Germany Died: December 14, 2001, Norfolk, UK Education: University of East Anglia, University of Friborg, University of Freiburg Awards: New York Times Top Ten Books of the Year