Jacques Austerlitz is a survivor – rescued as a baby from the Nazi probability. in the summertime of 1939 he arrives in Wales to stay with a Methodist minister and his spouse. As he grows up, they inform him not anything of his origins, and he reaches maturity without realizing of the place he got here from. past due in existence, a unexpected reminiscence brings him the 1st glimpse of his origins, launching him on a trip right into a relatives background that has been buried.
The tale of Jacques Austerlitz unfolds over the process a 30-year dialog that happens in educate stations and travelers’ stops throughout England and Europe. In Jacques Austerlitz, Sebald embodies the common human look for id, the fight to impose coherence on reminiscence, a fight complex via the mind’s defences opposed to trauma. alongside the best way, this novel of many riches dwells magically on a number of matters – railway structure, army fortifications, bugs, vegetation and animals, the constellations, artistic endeavors, a small circus and the 3 towns that loom over the booklet, London, Paris and Prague – within the carrier of its brilliant vision.
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Questo libro contiene diciotto componimenti. Indice:Nota dell’autore. Quand’ero giovane e premio dell’estate;Ora che è notte, che l. a. parola;Stai, ove non t’ode l. a. mia mente;Sta seduto in un campo, come un cardo;Natura morta;Erano le cinque e dieci;Space go back and forth (Challenger);Ha due occhi il bue;Ha una bocca, brutta quanto si vuole;E tu pretendi che io ti dia credito;Questa;Ed io mi immagino che veniate al party;Qualcuno mi cube che verrete a trovarmi;Poi, riposte le carte nel cassetto;I pastori verranno, senza gregge;Poi io prenderò le vostre mani;Pinocchio in Venice di Coover;Dopo l. a. passeggiata notturna.
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