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Sebald'S Vision

Carol Jacobs


W. G. Sebald’s writing has been widely recognized for its intense, nuanced engagement with the Holocaust, the Allied bombing of Germany in WWII, and other episodes of violence throughout history. Through his inventive use of narrative form and juxtaposition of image and text, Sebald’s work has offered readers new ways to think about remembering and representing trauma. In Sebald’s Vision, Carol Jacobs examines the author's prose, novels, and poems, illuminating the ethical and aesthetic questions that shaped his remarkable oeuvre. Through the trope of “vision”, Jacobs explores aspects of Sebal ... More

Keywords: Sebald, Literature, Trauma, narrative form, representation of history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231171823
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171823.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol Jacobs, author
Yale University