The last chapter argued that Sebald’s work pre-empts formulaic theorisations of trauma, that his work resists the conflation of literature and traumatic memory. Luftkrieg und Literatur (On The Natural History of Destruction) is a work arising from a series of lectures Sebald held in Zürich on the subject of. Luftkreig Und Literatur (German Edition) [Winfried Georg Sebald, Alfred Andersch ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hard to Find book.

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‘Luftkrieg und Literatur’ (‘On the Natural History of Destruction’) by W.G. Sebald (Review)

It consists of essays about literature and writers, through which Sebald discusses the German processing of World War II.

The third part of the book contains his reflections after receiving feedback on the lectures from those who disagreed with his views, with the writer still convinced of his point: Views Read Edit View history. Then we are shown the aftermath, with refugees fleeing across the country, mentally and physically scarred by the experience, traumatised women carrying the charred, mummified remains of a child in their suitcases… And yet, Sebald claims, despite this widespread trauma and shared experience of the destruction, very little of this is depicted in the literature which appeared in the years immediately after.


One reason for this, naturally, was that having started this game of aerial destruction, the Germans were in no position to llteratur about the unfairness of the attacks:. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Excellent review, as ever, Tony.

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Whether you can completely trust his evaluation of post-war German literature is something people more qualified to discuss the subject than I am can decide amongst themselves. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One can do no better than to say of Sebald’s work what he himself quotes Elias Canetti saying of the diary, ‘notable for precision and responsibility’, of a survivor of Hiroshima: The air war over Germany was, James says, covered extensively In the more low-brow reading material consumed by most Germans, e.