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The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald
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Nov 18, 2008

really liked it
Read in November, 2008

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Glad you liked it.

Jesse yeah, it started slow, but it picked up speed - not velocity, but a type of engagement. it reminded me in ways of "middlesex" (although "emigrants" was written a full decade before) i like how the novellas all share similar themes and how the first and forth ones even overlap. i also enjoyed the subtle hints of nabokov that showed up in each novella: he is, after all, the most famous literary emigrant.

so are all of sebald's works this good?

message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

That's perfect phrasing, its picking up speak by "a type of engagement." That's exactly what the book did for me, and the ending brought it all together perfectly. I hear all of his works are that good, but I've not yet read another, so I don't know.

message 4: by Adam (new)

Adam "The Rings of Saturn" is excellent.

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