9780375756580

After Nature

ISBN 10: 0375756582 / 0-375-75658-2
ISBN 13: 9780375756580
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

“A writer of almost unclassifiable originality, but whose voice we recognize as indispensable and central to our time.” —The New York Times Book Review

“The language of After Nature, as conveyed in Michael Hamburger’s flawlessly clear translation, is classically lucid. . . . It is [Sebald’s] ability to enter diverse inner landscapes, and evoke, with an impartial empathy, entire geographies of experience, that gives [his] writing . . . its gravitas and its somber beauty.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Accessible and moving . . . a wonderful introduction to this compelling and impressive writer, even for those who insist they do not like or understand poetry.” —USA Today

“Here, we find the contours or outlines of his singular vision, the interconnecting, often uninterpreted threads of association that constitute a life, and meditations on his great themes of exile, memory, and loss.” —The Washington Post

“The verse retains the Sebaldian virtues of rhetorical elegance and clarity, and sits well in English, as indeed does virtually every word he wrote. . . . [After Nature] is a work of great power and seriousness, fully worthy to stand beside the prose works of Sebald’s last decade.” —The New York Review of Books


Review:

"His material is...a work of art that vanishes almost as soon as it appears, undone by the opposing forces that it seeks to mesh. And so Sebald's struggle against oblivion ends ironically in evanescence. The art that he created is of near-miraculous beauty, but it is as fragile, and as ephemeral, as a pearl of smoke."

Ruth Franklin, New Republic, 09/23/2002

Review:

"The difference between poetry and prose is, in Sebald's case, less essential than it might seem. Like his multi-layered, intricately associative novels, AFTER NATURE hovers in an unmarked genre zone, somewhere between free verse and essay, personal reflection and scholarship....Sebald's writing here, as in all his work, is nourished by precise detail, by the quiddity of the material world; but its scope derives from the largeness of his temporal imagination....It is [his] ability to enter diverse inner landscapes, and evoke, with an impartial empathy, entire geographies of experience, that gives Sebald's writing, even at this early stage, its gravitas and its sober beauty."

Eva Hoffman, New York Times Book Review, 09/22/2002

 

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