New Directions Releases Reading Guides to Sebald
New Directions has put up reading guides to several books from their catalog on Scribd.com, including W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn. Half expecting to see typical book club questions, I was pleasantly surprised that New Directions has done this rather well. Other authors include Roberto Bolaño, Yoel Hoffmann, Clarice Lispector, Guilliermo Rosales, Nathaniel West, Osamu Dazai, and César Aira. Not a bad start. Scrbd.com conveniently allows downloading into several formats: Word, Acrobatd pdf,Open Office, and plaint text.
So, here’s a sample question from The Rings of Saturn: How does the structure of the book mirror the structure of the quincunx?