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Across the Land and the Water is a stunningly beautiful selection of poetry by W. G. Sebald.
Across the Land and the Water brings together poems from throughout W. G. Sebald's life as well as additional works found after his death. Arranged chronologically, from his student days in the 1960s to the longer narratives he worked on in the 1980s, these poems are suffused by the themes which dominated Sebald's books. Here you will find subtle vignettes on nature and history, death and memory, journeys and landscapes, each short piece filled with insight, sensitivity and brilliance.
'An important book . . . full of things that are beautiful and fascinating' Andrew Motion, Guardian
'When you read Sebald you are transported to another realm. Reading him is a truly sublime experience' Literary Review
'Gracefully unsettling. The poems invest every landscape with an archaeologist's sense of the pain, toil and loss secreted in each layer of soil' Independent
'One of the most important writers of our time' A. S. Byatt
'Show a humane and complex intelligence and deserve a place next to Sebald's prose output' New Statesman
W. G. Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgäu, Germany, in 1944 and died in December 2001. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg, Switzerland and Manchester. In 1996 he took up a position as an assistant lecturer at the University of Manchester and settled permanently in England in 1970. He was Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia and is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Campo Santo, Unrecounted, A Place in the Country.
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Marvellously warm, exciting and compassionate (Andrew Motion)
Astonishing writing. A true poet at work (Evening Standard)
When you read Sebald you are transported to another realm. Reading him is a truly sublime experience (Literary Review)
Sebald reminds me of the humanist tradition of Günter Grass or Heinrich Böll, company he unquestioningly belongs to as poet, essayist and prose writer, one of the greatest artists of our time (Gerald Dawe Irish Times)
The poems . . . show a humane and complex intelligence at work and deserve a place next to Sebald's prose output (New Statesman)
W.G. Sebald is one of very few German writers of the last few decades to have attracted both a broad readership in the UK and an international following of journalists and scholars alike. He has proved a huge inspiration not just to younger writers but also to artists and photographers fascinated by the use of imagery and images in his work. His books include Austerlitz, The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn and After Nature.
Iain Galbraith is a widely published translator of German into English. He won the John Dryden Prize for Literary Translation in 2004.
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Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Hardcover with plastic protected jacket. Very good condition. Translated from the German by Iain Galbraith. Faint foxing on the page block. Pages are clean; all text is clear. CM. Used. Seller Inventory # 481452
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Book Description Hamish Hamilton, London, 2011. 8vo. pp xxv, 213. Original publisher's cream cloth, lettered gilt on spine. From the library of the British novelist and poet Barry Cole (1936 - 2014) with his ownership signature. ISBN: 0241144736 Fine in fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # C48065