Vertigo

Vertigo

Book - 2000
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An unnamed narrator, beset by nervous ailments, is our guide on a hair-raising journey across Europe and into the past.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Pub., 2000, c1999.
ISBN: 9780811214308
0811214303
Branch Call Number: SEBAL
Characteristics: 263 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hulse, Michael 1955-

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Waluconis
Feb 26, 2018

Sebald's books created a kind of new territory for writing - an almost dream-like exploration of memory in which leads us through an expanding landscape in strangely fascinating ways. In this, his first novel, he is just setting off into that territory. His later books become even stronger in that dream-like exploration of memory. I have not read this anywhere, but he touches on memory as Proust does and also the German writer, Walter Benjamin, when Benjamin explores his childhood memories in "Berlin Childhood Around 1900." In "The Emigrants" and "Rings of Saturn", Sebald gained even more confidence and skills, but his first unique way of constructing a narrative is still well worth your time.

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hughmahoney
Apr 16, 2016

Sebald's first novel is a warmup for those to follow, which are perhaps the best novels of the second half of the 20th century.

theorbys Mar 11, 2013

It's not that Sebald does not write competently or well, but for me it has nothing that lifts it beyond that. There are countless competent writers out there with, more or less, something to say, and this book is barely distinguishable from a million others. Perhaps I had higher expectations than I ought to have had.

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