At first "The Emigrants" appears simply to document the lives of four Jewish emigres in the twentieth century. But gradually, as Sebald's precise, ...Show synopsisAt first "The Emigrants" appears simply to document the lives of four Jewish emigres in the twentieth century. But gradually, as Sebald's precise, almost dreamlike prose begins to draw their stories, the four narrations merge into one overwhelming evocation of exile and loss. Written with a bone-dry sense of humour and a fascination with the oddness of existence "The Emigrants" is highly original in its heady mix of fact, memory and fiction and photographs.Hide synopsis
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Description:Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Very Good+ condition, with...Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Very Good+ condition, with no inscriptions. Paperback (simultaneous with hardback 1st Edition and scarce in its own right). 256 p. Audience: General/trade. The German author's third work of fiction and first to be published in English. Winner of the Berlin Literature Prize, the Literatur Nord Prize and the Johannes Bobrowski Medal.
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Description:[0-8112-1338-2] 1996, 1st Cloth-bound edition. (Hardcover) Fine...[0-8112-1338-2] 1996, 1st Cloth-bound edition. (Hardcover) Fine in fine dust jacket. 237pp. Octavo. Original two-tone cloth with silver lettering. Pictorial dustjacket, black endpapers. Lightly illustrated with black & white images. Tight, clean copy. Translation by Michael Hulse. Winner of Berlin Literature Prize, the Johannes Bobrowski Medal and the Literatur Nord Prize.
Description:New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 237 pp....New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 237 pp. First Edition, First American printing. Hardcover. Brand new and unread in pristine conditon. No marks, no inscription. Not a book club edition, not an ex-library. Dust jacket is new, NOT price clipped, and in a protective mylar cover. W. G. Sebald's first book in America, translated by Michael Hulse. He died in 2001. The Emigrants won the Berlin Literature Prize, the Johannes Bobrowski Medal, and the Literatur Nord Prize This is a truly beautiful collectible copy.
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Description:First Edition. 8vo. 237pp. Fine in publisher's blue cloth titled...First Edition. 8vo. 237pp. Fine in publisher's blue cloth titled in gilt to the spine. In a fine example of the pictorial dustwrapper. A lovely copy, internally clean with the faintest signs of label residue to the frot flyleaf. A lovely copy of the author's third novel.
Description:Near Fine. NF/na. Very light edge wear, and soft creasing to a...Near Fine. NF/na. Very light edge wear, and soft creasing to a front and rear corner. First UK Edition. ARC/Proof. "Uncorrected Proof". Printed Green Wraps. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years. Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto, " among other books. Gatenby signature and date on ffep.
Never heard of him? I'd never heard of him until a colleague told me she was writing a major article on the last novella in The Emigrants; my book-illustrator friend said Sebald is one of the greatest writers of the 20th century; and my sister, the novelist, said the first chapter of her upcoming novel makes reference to Sebald. I got ahold of a copy, and wonder how I missed, previously, this intense, Nabakovian, what more can I say? Read it!
This is the work of Sebald's in which his theme is most easily grasped - the disturbing power in later life of early dispossession. But his manner of writing is just as strange and remarkable as in his other works - and, ultimately, compelling. The conclusion of Ambrose's tale may, in Sebald's quiet and subtle way, knock your socks off.
W.G. Sebald was a German writer who lived in England and tragically died in 2001 after being awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Austerlitz. This novel, The Emigrants, takes migration as its theme, which unifies four seemingly disparate narratives of German Jewish exiles, but the narratives are also haunted by memory and the past, the awful shadow of the Holocaust, while the present is marked by destruction: a ruinous hotel in Manchester, a decaying abode. Enigmatic, mysterious, with only hints of the historical horror to come, Sebald's novel has a somber tone, seamlessly combining fiction, autobiography, and photographic images in a beguiling mixture--a collage of fact and interpretation, reportage and analysis, journalism and poetry. What the narrator leaves unsaid is every bit as important as what he writes. Perhaps the late author sounds exactly the right note--the gravity of Bach's Art of Fugue?--for our post-9/11, milennial age.
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