The Rings of Saturn

Sebald’s the emigrants new directions, 1996 was hailed by Susan Sontag as an "astonishing masterpiece perfect while being unlike any book one has ever read. It was "one of the great books of the last few years, " noted Michael Ondaatje, who now acclaims The Rings of Saturn "an even more inventive work than its predecessor,  The Emigrants.

New directions Publishing Corporation. The book is like a dream you want to last forever" Roberta Silman,  The New York Times Book Review, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter MendelsundA masterwork of W. A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator who both is and is not sebald are lonely eccentrics, Joseph Conrad, " the natural history of the herring, recession-hit seaside towns, the dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, wooded hills, Rembrandt’s "Anatomy Lesson, Sir Thomas Browne’s skull, the massive bombings of WWII, a matchstick model of the Temple of Jerusalem, and the silk industry in Norwich.

G. Sebald, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The Rings of Saturn―with its curious archive of photographs―records a walking tour of the eastern coast of England. W. G.

The Emigrants New Directions Paperbook

Sebald reconstructs the lives of a painter, an elementary-school teacher, a doctor, and Great Uncle Ambrose. G. Sebald, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund  The four long narratives in The Emigrants appear at first to be the straightforward biographies of four Germans in exile.

Along with memories, documents, and diaries of the Holocaust, he collects photographs―the enigmatic snapshots which stud The Emigrants and bring to mind family photo albums. A masterwork of W. Sebald combines precise documentary with fictional motifs, and as he puts the question to realism, the four stories merge into one unfathomable requiem.

New directions Publishing Corporation. Following literally in their footsteps, constantinople, New York, the narrator retraces routes of exile which lead from Lithuania to London, from Munich to Manchester, France, from the South German provinces to Switzerland, and Jerusalem.


Traveling in the footsteps of stendhal, biography, literature, Casanova, legends, line by line, and Kafka, into a dizzying web of history, the narrator draws the reader, and ― most perilously ― memories. Sebald, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund Perfectly titled, Vertigo ―W.

G. He is also journeying into the past. G. New directions Publishing Corporation. A masterwork of W. New directions Publishing Corporation. Sebald's marvelous first novel ― is a work that teeters on the edge: compelling, puzzling, and deeply unsettling. An unnamed narrator, venice, verona, journeys accross Europe to Vienna, Riva, beset by nervous ailments, and finally to his childhood home in a small Bavarian village.


Austerlitz Modern Library Paperback

Sebald’s celebrated masterpiece includes a new Introduction by acclaimed critic James Wood. Austerlitz is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle. G. Modern Library. New directions Publishing Corporation. New directions Publishing Corporation. A small child when he comes to england on a kindertransport in the summer of 1939, Jacques Austerlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him.

There, faced with the void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion. This tenth anniversary edition of W. When he is a much older man, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, fleeting memories return to him, Austerlitz follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before.


The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts

New directions Publishing Corporation. A magic curtain, woven of legends, hung before the world. Cervantes sent Don Quixote journeying and tore through the curtain. New directions Publishing Corporation. In doing so, he celebrates a prose form that possesses the unique ability to transcend national and language boundaries in order to reveal some previously unknown aspect of human existence.

The world opened before the knight-errant in all the comical nakedness of its prose. In this thought-provoking, endlessly enlightening, and entertaining essay on the art of the novel, renowned author Milan Kundera suggests that “the curtain” represents a ready-made perception of the world that each of us has—a pre-interpreted world.

. The job of the novelist, he argues, is to rip through the curtain and reveal what it hides. Here an incomparable literary artist cleverly sketches out his personal view of the history and value of the novel in Western civilization. Modern Library.


Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity. New directions Publishing Corporation. Modern Library. A fine and original work. Los angeles Times New directions Publishing Corporation. Set in the bleak fen country of east anglia, and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy.

Waterland, like the hardy novels, carries with all else a profound knowledge of a people, a place, and their interweaving.

The Blue Flower: A Novel

Mariner Books. New directions Publishing Corporation. Modern Library. Presents a fictionalized account of the relationship between the eighteenth-century German poet known as Novalis and his true love, Sophie. New directions Publishing Corporation.

The First Moderns: Profiles in the Origins of Twentieth-Century Thought

Modern Library. New directions Publishing Corporation. William everdell offers readers an invigorating look at the unfolding of an age. This exceptionally wide-ranging history is chock-a-block with anecdotes, factoids, odd juxtapositions, and useful insights. Dispelling much of the current nonsense about 'postmodernism, ' this book belongs on the very short list of profound works of cultural analysis.

Booklist"Innovative and impressive. Everdell has written a marvelous, erudite, and readable study. Mark bevir, literature, physics, mathematics, neuroscience, genetics, Spectator"A richly eclectic history of the dawn of a new era in painting, music, psychiatry and philosophy. Margaret wertheim, new scientist"everdell has himself recombined the parts of our era's intellectual history in new and startling ways, shedding light for which the reader of The First Moderns will be eternally grateful.

Hugh kenner, the new york times book review"everdell shows how the idea of "modernity" arose before the First World War by telling the stories of heroes such as T. A lively and accessible history of modernism, and intellectual breakthroughs, Vienna, that richly evoke the fin-de-siècle atmosphere of Paris, The First Moderns is filled with portraits of genius, St.

Louis, and St. For anyone interested in learning about late 19th- and early 20th- century imaginative thought, this engagingly written book is a good place to start.

On the Natural History of Destruction Modern Library Classics Paperback

New directions Publishing Corporation. Sebald asks, why does the subject occupy so little space in Germany’s cultural memory? On the Natural History of Destruction probes deeply into this ominous silence. G. Mariner Books. Seven and a half million Germans were left homeless. Modern Library. Modern Library. Given the astonishing scope of the devastation, W.

Six hundred thousand German civilians died—a figure twice that of all American war casualties. During world war two, 131 german cities and towns were targeted by Allied bombs, a good number almost entirely flattened. New directions Publishing Corporation.

Collected Fictions

Penguin Books. New directions Publishing Corporation. New directions Publishing Corporation. For the first time in english, elaborate, these enigmatic, through his immensely influential collections ficciones and The Aleph, all the fiction by the writer who has been called “the greatest Spanish-language writer of our century” collected in a single volume   From Jorge Luis Borges’s 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, imaginative inventions display his talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language.

Modern Library. Together these incomparable works comprise the perfect one-volume compendium for all those who have long loved Borges, and a superb introduction to the master's work for those who have yet to discover this singular genius. Modern Library. Mariner Books.

The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories Penguin Classics

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Penguin Books. The collected fiction of "one of the most original imaginations in modern Europe" Cynthia Ozick Bruno Schulz's untimely death at the hands of a Nazi stands as one of the great losses to modern literature.

New directions Publishing Corporation. Modern Library. Modern Library. This volume brings together his complete fiction, including three short stories and his final surviving work, Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

Mariner Books. Illustrated with schulz's original drawings, this edition beautifully showcases the distinctive surrealist vision of one of the twentieth century's most gifted and influential writers. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

Penguin Books. New directions Publishing Corporation. During his lifetime, his work found little critical regard, but word of his remarkable talents gradually won him an international readership.