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Austerlitz by W G Sebald
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Cecilia Fox, January 1, 2010

WG Sebald's writing has particular resonance for me. Born in Germany in 1944, he lived in England, wrote in German, and addresses many important issues of our age in his work. His work is unique, in that he somehow combines genres, appearing initially simply to be describing aspects of certain places, and of characters' lives, throughout much of a particular book As a reader, though, I discover time and again the unusual array he builds up throughout the length of a story, which often may concern history, architecture, memory, travel, and the many layers and levels of context in each individual life. He gradually teaches us to understand his perspective on the tragedy and richness of modern life.
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