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21 September 2011

WG Sebald

I spent most of the summer reading WG Sebald -- Vertigo, The Emigrants, Austerlitz, and On The Natural History Of Destruction. His disquieting meditations on memory, willed amnesia -- his close gaze at survivors of the past -- mesmerized me. His respect -- and disdain -- for humanity with all its complications created an experience for me like no other. I will always remember my summer reading Sebald.

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