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W.G. Sebald. Ruined Memory

Author(s): Agata Sierbińska
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Sebald; memory

Summary/Abstract: Works by W. G. Sebald, brimming with citations and references and examining the relation between fact and fiction, have been the topic of multiple interpretations. The popularity of his oeuvre among researchers is connected with the ease of its translation into the contemporary academic discourse. One should ask, therefore, whether today novels and essays by this German man of letters could comprise a topical proposal for the critics, considering that they had been already studied in so many ways by academics. The presented text attempts to deliberate on this problem via an analysis of the relation between Sebald’s works and the reflections of Walter Benjamin or, to put it differently, by presenting the manner in which W. G. Sebald revived and tested ideas conceived by the author of On the Concept of History.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 93-100
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish