04/12/2011

W.G. Sebald commemorated

Two new books have been published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the death of W.G. (Max) Sebald, who joined UEA in 1970 as a lecturer in German Literature and became Professor of European Literature in 1987. He was a founding Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation at UEA and taught on the MA in Creative Writing from the mid-1990s until his death in a car crash in 2001, aged 57. Until he emerged as an internationally significant novelist with the publication of The Emigrants in 1996, he was known principally as a scholar of German and particularly Austrian literature. His other highly acclaimed and influential novels are Rings of Saturn (1999), Vertigo (2000) and Austerlitz (2001). ‘Across The Land And The Water: Selected Poems, 1964-2001’ is published by Hamish Hamilton and translated by Iain Galbraith. ‘Saturn's Moons: W G Sebald – A Handbook’ is a compendium of documents, photographs, interviews, memoirs, essays, poems and bibliographies edited by UEA lecturer Jo Catling and Richard Hibbitt, who gained his PhD at UEA and is now a lecturer in French literature at the University of Leeds.

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