Teju Cole on W. G. Sebald

“Across what distances in time do the elective affinities and correspondences connect? How is it that one perceives oneself in another human being, or, if not oneself, then one’s own precursor?”

                                                             W. G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn (1995)

W. G. Sebald, the celebrated German author of Austerlitz, Campo Santo, and many other works, died near Norwich in a 2001 car crash. For over thirty years, Sebald taught at the University of East Anglia. Plotting the path through Sebald’s life in Norfolk inevitably leads to the area’s wartime history.

Follow this link to read a fantastic, poignant New Yorker blog article about Teju Cole’s recent visit to the writer’s grave at Framingham Earl.

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