|Publisher:||Penguin Books, Limited|
|Genres:||True War & Combat Stories, Poetry By Individual Poets, Literary Studies: Poetry & Poets|
|Authors:||Winfried Georg Sebald|
|Tags:||True War & Combat Stories, Poetry By Individual Poets, Literary Studies: Poetry & Poets, Free Download, PDF Download|
|Physical Form:||PDF Book|
This is a superb meditation on time, loss and retrieval. A new kind of writing, combining fiction, memoir, travelogue, philosophy and much else besides. In 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on a Kindertransport and placed with foster parents. This childless couple promptly erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity and he grows up ignorant of his past. Later in life, after a career as an architectural historian, Austerlitz - having avoided all clues that might point to his origin - finds the past returning to haunt him and he is forced to explore what happened fifty years before. Austerlitz is W.G. Sebald's melancholic masterpiece.