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

Synopsis:

A unnamed narrator, beset by nervous ailments, is again the readers' guide on a hair-raising journey through the past and across Europe, amid the restless literary ghosts of Kafka, Stendhal, and Casanova. Now in paperback, "Vertigo" is the marvelous first novel of W.G. Sebald, the acclaimed European writer.

About the Author

W. G. Sebald was born in Germany in 1944 and died in 2001. He is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Unrecounted and Campo Santo.

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ISBN:
9780811214858
Translator:
Hulse, Michael
Author:
Hulse, Michael
Author:
Sebald, Winfried Georg
Author:
Sebald, W. G.
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New Directions Publishing Corporation
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General
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Fiction
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Translations into english
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Literary
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Literature-A to Z
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20011017
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English
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Pages:
272
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8 x 5.4 x 0.7 in 0.665 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A unnamed narrator, beset by nervous ailments, is again the readers' guide on a hair-raising journey through the past and across Europe, amid the restless literary ghosts of Kafka, Stendhal, and Casanova. Now in paperback, "Vertigo" is the marvelous first novel of W.G. Sebald, the acclaimed European writer.
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