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Austerlitz (Modern Library)

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This tenth anniversary edition of W. G. Sebald’s celebrated masterpiece includes a new Introduction by acclaimed critic James Wood. Austerlitz is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, Jacques Austerlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, Austerlitz follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before. There, faced with the void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion.

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ISBN:
9780812982619
Author:
Sebald, W G
Publisher:
Modern Library
Author:
Sebald, W. G.
Author:
Wood, James
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Paperbacks
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
PHOTOGRAPHS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3 x 0.63 in 0.75 lb

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