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Cordoning Off the Past - New York Times
"Sebald's work reads like a lamentation or a dirge, as though existence itself were no more than a way station on the journey from dust-to-dustness (''We lie prostrate on the boards, dying, our whole lives long'') and he had long ago said his goodbyes. His books are all depictions, in one way or another, of the ashen premonition of loss; and they might be said to take place in a state of permanent déjà vu, in which a geographic site that is reconstructed from ''mountains of rubble'' or an emotion that is dredged up from the ocean floor of psychic debris seems no more than a revisiting of something that was glimpsed once before, in a far-off time or place."
dejavu  philosophy  literature  memory  wgsebald  camus  writing  life  fiction  germany  history  books  war  geography  place  albertcamus 
september 2007 by robertogreco

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