Austerlitz

Author:

WG Sebald

Title:

Austerlitz

Publisher:

Penguin

Nataka Books Reviews: 

Austerlitz

Narrating the story of a boy moved to the British countryside during the Blitz will never find a better form than the long flowing sentences of WG Sebald.


"Whatever was going on within me, said Austerlitz, the panic I felt on facing the start on any sentence that must be written, not knowing how I could begin it, or indeed any other sentence, soon extended to what was in itself the simpler business of reading, until I attempted to read a whole page I inevitably fell into a state of the greatest confusion."

Nataka Books Full Review: 

Austerlitz

Narrating the story of a boy moved to the British countryside during the Blitz will never find a better form than the long flowing sentences of WG Sebald.


"Whatever was going on within me, said Austerlitz, the panic I felt on facing the start on any sentence that must be written, not knowing how I could begin it, or indeed any other sentence, soon extended to what was in itself the simpler business of reading, until I attempted to read a whole page I inevitably fell into a state of the greatest confusion."