Face à Sebald
I recently picked up a copy of a new French anthology, Face à Sebald, published last November by Inculte in Paris. It looks like a great collection of essays, reflections and poems. The title (Facing Sebald) implies a more informal undertaking and, indeed, the anthology includes writing by a mix of novelists, poets, essayists, and academics of various specialties. Not every piece is new, notably the French translation of Susan Sontag’s “A Mind in Mourning” from 2000. Even though some of the titles are in English in the Contents, the book is entirely in French.