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The Emigrants

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Staff Pick

This unique book is a visionary rendering of documentary-quality clarity and fictional skill. The Emigrants is strangely haunting, and bewitchingly beautiful. As you turn the pages you'll find yourself losing any sense of what is real and what is imaginary.
Recommended by Brodie, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Published to enormous critical acclaim in the US, has been acclaimed as "one of the best novels to appear since World War II" () and three times chosen as the 1996 International Book of the Year. The poignant and acclaimed novel about the beauty of lost things, while the protagonist traces the lives of four elderly German/Jewish exiles. is composed of four long narratives which at first appear to be the straightforward accounts of the lives of several Jewish exiles in England, Austria, and America. The narrator literally follows their footsteps, studding each story with photographs and creating the impression that the reader is poring over a family album. But gradually, Sebald's prose, which combines documentary description with almost hallucinatory fiction, exerts a new magic, and the four stories merge into one. Illustrated throughout with enigmatic photographs.

Review:

"A masterpiece." Richard Eder, The New York Times.

Synopsis:

"A masterpiece."—Richard Eder, .

Synopsis:

Published to enormous critical acclaim in the U.S. and sold out immediately in its first hardcover edition, THE EMIGRANTS appears to be straightforward biography of four Germans in exile. But author W.G. Sebald has wrought "one of the best novels to appear since WWII" (REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY FICTION) and three times chosen as the1996 International Book of the Year. Illustrated throughout with enigmatic photographs.

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.

Table of Contents

Dr. Henry Selwyn --Paul Bereyter --Ambros Adelworth --Max Ferber.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811213660
Author:
Sebald, W. G.
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Translator:
Hulse, Michael
Author:
Sebald, Winfried Georg
Author:
Hulse, Michael
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Exiles
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
New Directions paperbook ;
Series Volume:
853
Publication Date:
19970917
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
238
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.7 in 0.56 lb

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Product details 238 pages New Directions Publishing Corporation - English 9780811213660 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

This unique book is a visionary rendering of documentary-quality clarity and fictional skill. The Emigrants is strangely haunting, and bewitchingly beautiful. As you turn the pages you'll find yourself losing any sense of what is real and what is imaginary.

"Review" by , "A masterpiece." Richard Eder, The New York Times.
"Synopsis" by , "A masterpiece."—Richard Eder, .
"Synopsis" by , Published to enormous critical acclaim in the U.S. and sold out immediately in its first hardcover edition, THE EMIGRANTS appears to be straightforward biography of four Germans in exile. But author W.G. Sebald has wrought "one of the best novels to appear since WWII" (REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY FICTION) and three times chosen as the1996 International Book of the Year. Illustrated throughout with enigmatic photographs.
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