This is the International Mystery Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | February 27, 2015

    Kazuo Ishiguro: IMG Kazuo Ishiguro's Playlist for The Buried Giant



    The eight songs on this playlist didn't "inspire" The Buried Giant, nor did I play them out loud while writing. And with the notable exception of... Continue »
    1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Buried Giant

      Kazuo Ishiguro 9780307271037

    spacer

On the Natural History of Destruction (Modern Library Classics)

by

On the Natural History of Destruction (Modern Library Classics) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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, W. G.
Author:
Bell, Anthea
Author:
Sebald, Winfried Georg
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
Subject:
history;essays;germany;non-fiction;wwii;war;literary criticism;literature;memory;bombing;essay;german;german literature;criticism;german history
Subject:
history;essays;germany;non-fiction;wwii;war;literary criticism;literature;memory;bombing;german;essay;criticism;german literature;german history
Copyright:
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 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 0.375 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Chatham House Version New Trade Paper $21.50
  2. The influence of sea power upon... Used Trade Paper $8.50
  3. The Great Terror: A Reassessment Used Trade Paper $7.50
  4. If I Told You Once Used Hardcover $9.95
  5. The Life of Poetry Used Trade Paper $10.50
  6. Sister Carrie: An Authoritative... Used Trade Paper $7.50

Related Subjects


Business » Communication
Business » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

On the Natural History of Destruction (Modern Library Classics) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.00 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Modern Library - English 9780375756573 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.