W.G. Sebald. Die dialektische Imagination

Hutchinson, Ben (2009) W.G. Sebald. Die dialektische Imagination. Quellen und Forschungen zur Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte, 59 . de Gruyter, Berlin/New York, 185 pp. ISBN 9783110223439. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This book uses the annotations in W.G. Sebald’s private library (held in the Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach) to develop an interpretation of his prose style as fundamentally dialectical. Alongside his readings of writers as diverse as Benjamin, Bernhard, Bassani, and Lévi-Strauss, it uses in particular Adorno’s and Horkheimer’s Dialectic of Enlightenment to help develop a close reading of Sebald’s syntax and narrative structures. The key concern of Sebald’s prose emerges not as the Holocaust (as has often been contended), but rather the dialectical processes of ‘progress’ and ‘regression’ inherent in history.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > German
Depositing User: Fiona Godfrey
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 10:30
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 10:47
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30291 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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