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ISBN-10: 0375504850

ISBN-13: 9780375504853

ISBN-10: 0375756582

ISBN-13: 9780375756580

After Nature, W. G. Sebald’s first literary paintings, now translated into English via Michael Hamburger, explores the lives of 3 males hooked up through their stressed wondering of humankind’s position within the wildlife. From the efforts of every, “an order arises, in locations appealing and comforting, notwithstanding extra merciless, too, than the former country of ignorance.” the 1st determine is the good German Re-naissance painter Matthias Grünewald. the second one is the Enlightenment botanist-explorer Georg Steller, who observed Bering to the Arctic. The 3rd is the writer himself, who describes his wanderings between landscapes scarred via the wrecked certainties of earlier ages.

After Nature introduces the various subject matters that W. G. Sebald explored in his next books. A haunting imaginative and prescient of the waxing and waning tides of beginning and devastation that lie in the back of and prior to us, it confirms the author’s place as probably the most profound and unique writers of our time.

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