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A View Between Thresholds: W.G. Sebald at the University of East Anglia

Annotations in a book borrowed from the UEA library by WG Sebald.

This December will mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of W.G. Sebald. His colleague at the University of East Anglia, Dr Nick Warr, Lecturer in Art History and Curation at School of Art, Media and American Studies, has written about Sebald’s life, legacy, and times at the University in a lovely piece called “A View Between Thresholds.” Read it and see what Warr is still discovering about Sebald, even today.

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  1. Hi Terry,

    Any info on when the Boiler House press book of Sebald’s prints is actually coming out?

    I emailed them(twice,I think);no reply.

    Thanks

    Steve (Benson)

    Ps thanks for the link to the haunting Warr piece;it also made me smile;what a man Sebald was ☺️🌈x

    November 1, 2021
  2. Steve, They are still working to get the book of Sebald’s photography published at Boiler House. They,re having some kind of problem, as I understand it. I’m not sure why they aren’t answering emails. Maybe they just don’t have any answers at this point. But I have to believe it will still come out in the near future.

    November 1, 2021
  3. Wim van Deijk #

    Dear Terry,
    thank you for this most interesting article on a most intriguing writer. I am very curious about the book the book of Sebald’s prints. I enjoy Vertigo very much and I would like to thank you for your efforts to inform interested readers about WG Sebald. I hope you can continue writing this digital paper for a long time.
    Best wishes,
    Wim van Deijk (from The Netherlands)

    November 1, 2021
  4. Wim, Thanks for your comment! The book of Sebald’s photography is still in the works, but has apparently been delayed a little. I’m hoping it will come out in 2022. https://www.boilerhouse.press/product-page/shadows-of-reality

    November 1, 2021
  5. Hi Terry,
    we blogged about Sebald years ago as well
    https://kbvollmarblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/w-g-sebald/
    after visiting his home town. Later we went to the Sebald exhibition at the Norwich Castle Museum. We live not far away from where Sebald used to live and met him several times, well, two Germans living in Norfolk.
    Thanks for making us aware of this text about him
    The Fab Four of Cley
    :-) :-) :-) :-)

    November 18, 2021
  6. Klausbernd, Thanks for visiting my blog and introducing me to yours! – Terry

    November 18, 2021
  7. Kathy #

    Would you know if Sebald tough Kazoo Ishiguro while he as at UEA (start of 1970)?

    December 4, 2021
  8. Kathy, Ishiguro apparently never studied with Sebald, although he met him several times. Take a look at this interview with Ishiguro in Der Spiegel. https://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel-interview-with-kazuo-ishiguro-i-remain-fascinated-by-memory-a-378173.html

    December 4, 2021

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