By Sebald, Winfried Georg; Galbraith, Iain
A publishing landmark--the first significant choice of poems by means of one of many past due 20th century's literary masters
German-born W. G. Sebald is healthier referred to as the cutting edge writer of Austerlitz, the prose vintage of worldwide conflict II culpability and sense of right and wrong that The Guardian known as "a new literary shape, half hybrid novel, half memoir, half travelogue." Its e-book placed Sebald within the corporation of Nabokov, Calvino, and Borges. but Sebald's brilliance as a poet has been mostly unacknowledged--until now.
Skillfully translated via Iain Galbraith, the approximately 100 poems in Across the Land and the Water diversity from these Sebald wrote as a pupil within the sixties to these accomplished correct earlier than his premature dying in 2001. that includes eighty-eight poems released in English for the 1st time and thirty-three from unpublished manuscripts, this assortment additionally brings jointly all of the verse he put in books and journals in the course of his...
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As for me however I have never really liked this gorgeous braid of interwoven desires which the poet upon arriving home had transcribed in his most elegant hand & personally bound in a cover of red morocco tied around with a ribbon of silk.
Chestnuts fell from their husks in the rain. I saw them in the morning glossy on the sand of the patio. I saw them in the morning— taking tea and Cook Swiss to be eaten with a knife and fork. I saw them in the morning waiting behind the curtain for a trip to town in quest of Brueghel at the Musée Royal. Départ quai huit minuit seize le train pour Milan via St. —Between thresholds lines from Gregorius, the guote sündaere, from Au near Freiburg, rechtsrheinisch, not visible from Colmar—Haut Rhin.
Returning to the hotel we saw Dr K, half-obscured by a red flag, sitting at his balcony table, busy with a portion of smoked pork much too big for him The match game was meant to decide everything. The gleaming parquet floor stretched before us. All round us were mirrors, guests, motionless— and in the middle you in your feather boa. Hadn’t we met once before? In a taxus maze? On a stage? The perspectival prospect, pruned hedges, little round trees and balustrades, the palace in the background?
Across the land and the water : selected poems, 1964-2001 by Sebald, Winfried Georg; Galbraith, Iain