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The Resource Campo Santo, W.G. Sebald ; translated by Anthea Bell

Campo Santo, W.G. Sebald ; translated by Anthea Bell

Label
Campo Santo
Title
Campo Santo
Statement of responsibility
W.G. Sebald ; translated by Anthea Bell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
These sixteen moving essays contain Sebald's trademark themes--the power of memory and personal history, the connections between images in the arts and life, the existence of ghosts in both places and artifacts. Four essays pay tribute to Corsica, weaving elegiacally between past and present on the Mediterranean isle. In "A Little Excursion to Ajaccio," Sebald visits the birthplace of Napoleon and muses on the hints of a great man's future in his childhood home. Several essays on European writers such as Kafka. Nabokov, and Gunter Grass blend criticism with political observation and memoir, examining how literature can be an attempt at restitution for the injustices of the real world. Dazzling in its erudition, accessible in its deep emotion, Campo Santo confirms Sebald's place beside Proust and Nabokov, great writers who perceived the invisible connections that determine our lives
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-2001
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sebald, W. G.
Dewey number
834/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2681.E18
LC item number
C36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bell, Anthea
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • German literature
  • Prose literature
Label
Campo Santo, W.G. Sebald ; translated by Anthea Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A little excursion to Ajaccio -- Campo Santo -- The Alps in the sea -- La cour de l'ancienne école -- Strangeness, integration and crisis: on Peter Handke's play Kaspar -- Between history and natural history: on the literary description of total destruction -- Constructs of mourning : Günter Grass and Wolfgang Hildesheimer -- Des Häschens kind, der kleine Has (The little hare, child of the hare): on the poet Ernst Herbeck's totem animal -- To the brothel by way of Switzerland: on Kafka's travel diaries -- Dream textures: a brief note on Nabokov -- Kafka goes to the movies -- Scomber scombrus, or the common mackerel: on pictures by Jan Peter Tripp -- The mystery of the red-brown skin: an approach to Bruce Chatwin -- Moments musicaux -- An attempt at restitution -- Acceptance speech to the Collegium of the German Academy
Control code
55146640
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
ix, 221 pages
Isbn
9781400062294
Lccn
2004050311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Label
Campo Santo, W.G. Sebald ; translated by Anthea Bell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A little excursion to Ajaccio -- Campo Santo -- The Alps in the sea -- La cour de l'ancienne école -- Strangeness, integration and crisis: on Peter Handke's play Kaspar -- Between history and natural history: on the literary description of total destruction -- Constructs of mourning : Günter Grass and Wolfgang Hildesheimer -- Des Häschens kind, der kleine Has (The little hare, child of the hare): on the poet Ernst Herbeck's totem animal -- To the brothel by way of Switzerland: on Kafka's travel diaries -- Dream textures: a brief note on Nabokov -- Kafka goes to the movies -- Scomber scombrus, or the common mackerel: on pictures by Jan Peter Tripp -- The mystery of the red-brown skin: an approach to Bruce Chatwin -- Moments musicaux -- An attempt at restitution -- Acceptance speech to the Collegium of the German Academy
Control code
55146640
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
ix, 221 pages
Isbn
9781400062294
Lccn
2004050311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.

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