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The Emergence of Memory

The Emergence of Memory

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Written by W.G. SebaldAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by W.G. Sebald
Edited by Lynne Sharon SchwartzAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Lynne Sharon Schwartz

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
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  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: April 6, 2010
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-58322-915-6 (1-58322-915-9)
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When German author W. G. Sebald died in a car accident at the age of fifty-seven, the literary world mourned the loss of a writer whose oeuvre it was just beginning to appreciate. Through published interviews with and essays on Sebald, award-winning translator and author Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers a profound portrait of the writer, who has been praised posthumously for his unflinching explorations of historical cruelty, memory, and dislocation.

With contributions from poet, essayist, and translator Charles Simic, New Republic editor Ruth Franklin, Bookworm radio host Michael Silverblatt, and more, The Emergence of Memory offers Sebald’s own voice in interviews between 1997 up to a month before his death in 2001. Also included are cogent accounts of almost all of Sebald’s books, thematically linked to events in the contributors’ own lives.

Contributors include Carole Angier, Joseph Cuomo, Ruth Franklin, Michael Hofmann, Arthur Lubow, Tim Parks, Michael Silverblatt, Charles Simic, and Eleanor Wachtel.