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A novel focusing on the lives of Jewish emigrants in Norfolk, Austria, America and Manchester, translated from the German by Michael Hulse.
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In this remarkable work of fiction, W.G. Sebald explores the power of memory as he traces the lives of four people uprooted by war and prejudice. Each of the stories reflect the tragic impact of World War II on the survivors, who struggle with a loss of home, a loss of language, and a loss of self. Through memories, each person attempts to make sense of their histories and bridge the chasm the war ripped in their lives. Combined with each story are photographs that purport to show the subjects of the stories. The combination of photographs, biography, and autobiography combine to form a meditative, lyrical story that is at once powerful and introspective.About the Author:
W. G. Sebald was born Winfried George Maximillian Sebald in Wertach im Allgäu, in the Bavarian Alps in 1944. From 1975 he taught at the University of East Anglia, became Professor of German in 1986, and was the first director of the British Centre for Translation. He won the Berlin Literature, Literatur Nord, and Mörike Prizes, as well as the Johannes Bobrowski medal, plus the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction (The Rings of Saturn). New Directions was the first to publish his book here: The Rings of Saturn, The Emigrants, and Vertigo. He died in an automobile accident in Norfolk, England, near his home in Norwich in East Anglia, England, on December 14, 2001.
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Book Description The Harvill Press, 1996. Condition: Fair. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP97210100
Book Description The Harvill Press, London, 1996. Original Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Chris Corr (dustjacket) (illustrator). First UK Edition. THE BOOK: The Emigrants is a 1992 collection of narratives by the German writer W. G. Sebald. It won the Berlin Literature Prize, the Literatur Nord Prize, and the Johannes Bobrowski Medal. The English translation by Michael Hulse was first published in this edition in 1996. In The Emigrants Sebald's narrator recounts his involvement with and the life stories of four different characters, all of whom are German emigrants (to England and the United States). As with most of Sebald's work, the text includes many black and white, unlabeled photographs and strays sharply from general formats of plot and narrative. The Emigrants is largely concerned with memory, trauma, and feelings of foreignness. A concomitant theme is the impact of World War II and the Holocaust on German nationals, particularly on those of Jewish heritage. The narratives explore the different senses in which the characters' homeland can remain with them¿in the form of both memories and memorabilia¿as they approach the end of their lives. This translation introduced Sebald to audiences beyond.German readership and Sebald was hailed immediately as a new and compelling voice in contemporary European fiction. (Source: Wikipedia) PUBLISHING DETAILS: First printing of the first UK edition, published by The Harvill Press of London in 1996. 237 pages. Size: 22 x 14 cms (9" x 5.5"). Weight: 520g (1.1 pounds). CONDITION: I would rate the book and dustjacket as near fine. The book is fine save for the Finnish poet Rubio Tapani Lindroos's personal label, stamps and writing at the front (see photos). The unclipped dustjacket is as new but is affixed at the inner edges to the book. It is protected in a clear archival sleeve. A very smart first English translation of this much sought-after work. Seller Inventory # 001580
Book Description The Harvill Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1860461271
Book Description The Harvill Press (1996), London, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 237 pages. A novel, written as four personal accounts of Jewish exiles and emigres. Illustrated with black-and-white photograph reproductions. Translated from the German; the first of Sebald's books to be published in English. Though born in Germany in 1944, Sebald lived in England from 1970 until his untimely death in a car accident at the end of 2001. First edition (first printing). A fine, unread copy in an equally fine, fresh dust jacket -- virtually like new. Seller Inventory # 209643
Book Description The Harvill Press, London, United Kingdom, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This is the true first edition, first printing (first impression) with no mention of reprint to the copyright page therefore indicating a true first print. In a as new jacket which is price clipped to the inner flap. The book is as new and clearly unread, internally unmarked and clean. Uncommon in collectors condition. Seller Inventory # 005467
Book Description Harvill, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression. Fine: tight and square binding in sharp blue cloth; one small spot to the bottom-edge of the page block, else very bright, crisp and clean, presenting as unread. The unclipped dustwrapper is Near Fine+: bright, crisp and unfaded with just a trace of rubbing and wrinkling to the extreme tips of the lower corners and spine; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. A lovely example. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. Seller Inventory # A232
Book Description London; Harvill;, 1996. First edition, first printing of author's second book to be translated into English. Fine (very small dent on bottom edge) in fine dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 11313
Book Description Harvill, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression. A lovely, Fine copy: tight and square binding in sharp blue cloth; bright gilt; a tiny dint to the bottom-edge of the lower board, else extremely bright, crisp and clean, presenting as unread. The unclipped dustwrapper is likewise Fine: delightfully crisp and vibrant; presented in a removable, archival-quality Brodart protective cover. All orders are sent very carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and sturdy cardboard. Seller Inventory # J121
Book Description The Harvill Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. NOT price-clipped (£14.99 price intact). Published by Harvill, 1996. Octavo. Dark blue cloth boards stamped in gold. Book is fine/like new. Interior clean and unmarked. No writing. Pages crisp, sharp corners, spine straight. Dust jacket is fine/like new. Has a small spot on spine interior center, not visible from outside. A fine collectible copy of Sebald’s first book to be translated into English. Translated by Michael Hulse. 237 pages. ISBN: 1-86046-127-1. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Southampton, New York. Seller Inventory # ABE-1528897036144
Book Description Harvill, Great Britain, 1996. Hard Cover. First Edition. A first edition / first printing of the UK edition, with 'First Published in Great Britain1996' on the copyright page. A very nice copy of this rare novel (the first of the author's works to be translated into English) by the revered German author. Winner of the Berlin Literature Prize. The book itself is in Fine condition. The jacket is in Near-Fine condition, with a faint (flat) creasing to the top. Not price-clipped. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. Seller Inventory # 000827