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On the Natural History of Destruction (Modern Library Classics)

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During World War Two, 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 Germanys cultural memory? On the Natural History of Destruction probes deeply into this ominous silence.

About the Author

W.G. Sebald taught at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, for thirty years, becoming Professor of European Literature in 1987. His books won several international awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the Berlin Literature Prize. He died at age 57 in 2001.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375756573
Translator:
Bell, Anthea
Publisher:
Modern Library
Translator:
Bell, Anthea
Author:
Sebald, Winfried Georg
Author:
Sebald, W. G.
Author:
Bell, Anthea
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
German literature
Subject:
Bombing, aerial
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Literature and the war.
Subject:
German literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Paperbacks
Series Volume:
069-03
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.01x5.16x.48 in. .36 lbs.

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