A Place in the Country

Sebald, W.G.

| 2011

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"A Place in the Country" is W. G. Sebald s meditation on the six artists and writers who shaped his creative mind and the last of this great writer s major works to be translated into English. "This beautiful hardcover edition, with a full-cloth case, includes more than 40 pieces of art and 6 full-color gatefolds, all originally selected and laid out by W. G. Sebald." This extraordinary collection of interlinked essays about place, memory, and creativity captures the inner worlds of five authors and one painter. In his masterly and mysterious style part critical essay, part memoir Sebald weaves their lives and art with his own migrations and rise in the literary world. Here are people gifted with talent and courage yet in some cases cursed by fragile and unstable natures, working in countries inhospitable or even hostile to them. Jean-Jacques Rousseau is conjured on the verge of physical...

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