Austerlitz

«W.G. Sebald, the greatest writer of our time»

Peter Carey

In 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on a Kindertransport and placed with foster parents. This childless couple promptly erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity and he grows up ignorant of his past. Les mer

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In 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on a Kindertransport and placed with foster parents. This childless couple promptly erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity and he grows up ignorant of his past. Later in life, after a career as an architectural historian, Austerlitz - having avoided all clues that might point to his origin - finds the past returning to haunt him and he is forced to explore what happened fifty years before.

Detaljer

Forlag
Penguin Books Ltd
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
448
ISBN
9780241984482
Utgivelsesår
2018
Originaltittel
Austerlitz
Format
18 x 11 cm

Om forfatteren

W. G. Sebald was born in Germany in 1944 and died in 2001. He is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Unrecounted, Campo Santo and Silent Catastrophes among other publications.

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«W.G. Sebald, the greatest writer of our time»

Peter Carey

«A work of obvious genius and an extraordinary writer way above most of his contemporaries»

Literary Review

«Anyone with a serious interest in fiction should read Sebald»

John Lanchester, Daily Telegraph

«His tale of one man's odyssey through the dark ages of European history is one of the most moving and true fictions on the postwar world. Sebald is the Joyce of the 21st century»

The Times

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