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On the Natural History of Destruction

On the Natural History of Destruction

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Written by W.G. SebaldAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by W.G. Sebald
Translated by Anthea BellAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Anthea Bell

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: February 17, 2004
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-75657-3 (0-375-75657-4)
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During World War II, 131 German cities and towns were targeted by Allied bombs, a good number almost entirely flattened. Six hundred thousand German civilians died—a figure twice that of all American war casualties. Seven and a half million Germans were left homeless. Given the astonishing scope of the devastation, W. G. Sebald asks, why does the subject occupy so little space in Germany’s cultural memory? On the Natural History of Destruction probes deeply into this ominous silence.