W. G. Sebald

Borges: Influence and References


W. G. Sebald (1944-2001)

From: Andrew Condon, acondon@comh-n-osp

Below is a link to an Amazon.com search result on W.G. Sebald...the reviews should speak for themselves. The Rings of Saturn is one of the most self-conciously Borgesian books I've ever read. Sebald directly refers to texts by Borges a number of times. Sebald also presents the experienced world as a series of references -- akin to Eco's Foucault's Pendulum, Danube by Claudio Magris, and Simon Schama's Landscape and Memory. Maybe you might add him to the list of authors influenced by Borges...

Selected Works by W. G. Sebald

The Rings of Saturn
by W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse (Translator)
(Paperback )

The Emigrants
by W. G. Sebald, Michael Hulse (Translator)
(Paperback - September 1997)

Vertigo
by W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
(Hardcover - May 2000)

Austerlitz
By W.G. Sebald
(Hardcover - 2001)


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