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Introduction

J. J. Long

in W. G. Sebald - Image, Archive, Modernity

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780748633876
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651757 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633876.003.0001
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This introductory chapter discusses W.G. Sebald, who has become one of Germany's most-written-about authors. It looks at the ways modernity is thematised his writings, studies his ‘Holocaust literature’, and reveals that Sebald scholars have begun to observe that the thematisation of the Holocaust in his work goes together with a deep concern for the longer history of modernity. The chapter then discusses the characteristics, question, and media of memory, along with the connection between melancholy and modernity, and finally discusses the main focus of the book.

Keywords: W.G. Sebald; modernity; thematisation; Holocaust literature; Sebald scholars; memory; melancholy

Chapter.  10780 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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