Thanks, Alison. Details? Publications? Publishers?
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on 10/23/03 8:27 PM, Alison Croggon at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> At 1:33 AM +0000 23/10/03, ┴rni Ibsen wrote:
>> Sebald, who? Retorts a hollow eternity sans the lingo!
>> Sorry ... but ... as ever ...
> Like Frederick, I think Sebald is a genius. He was killed (in
> 2001?), cutting short an increasingly astonishing series of novels.
> Or are they novels? Exquisite novel lengths of prose, in which
> reality and fiction shimmer together in this hypnotic fabric and
> become something else, a portrait of consciousness, an agonised
> shoring against the ruins, a collecting of evidence, a tender lament
> for humanity (however bleak or horrific the stories they tell, they
> are always gentle). Whatever they are, I can't put them down when I
> start reading them, although really nothing appears to happen and the
> prose appears to be sober, precise, undramatic, and gathers its
> climaxes with a craft that is almost untraceable but is in its effect
> devastating. Some of the best arguments against the necessity of
> plot that I know.
> Alison Croggon
> Editor, Masthead
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