I like to be inside my head where I can manipulate the world and move things and events so that I have a sense of control.
I can’t find a good word to say for nostalgia … and if I detected it in my own work, I’d know that something had gone severely awry. I’d need to set fire to it.
This piece is featured from this year’s Worlds festival. Also on site, from the provocations we have: Akhil Sharma’s ‘Nostalgia’, James Scudamore’s ‘The Ecstasy of Impossibility’, and Denise Riley’s ‘Is Nostalgia a Bromide?’. Finally, as a special treat, we have Bae Su-Ah’s meditation on the experience of translating W. G. Sebald into Korean, ‘After Sebald […]
When I look back on the intensity of my early reading experience, I envy myself.
Bae Su-Ah on the educational experience of translating the work of W. G. Sebald.