After Nature (Modern Library Paperbacks)

After Nature (Modern Library Paperbacks)


After Nature, W. G. Sebald’s first literary paintings, now translated into English by means of Michael Hamburger, explores the lives of 3 males attached via their stressed wondering of humankind’s position within the flora and fauna. From the efforts of every, “an order arises, in areas attractive and comforting, even though extra merciless, too, than the former kingdom of ignorance.” the 1st determine is the nice German Re-naissance painter Matthias Grünewald. the second one is the Enlightenment botanist-explorer Georg Steller, who followed Bering to the Arctic. The 3rd is the writer himself, who describes his wanderings between landscapes scarred by way of the wrecked certainties of prior ages.

After Nature introduces some of the subject matters that W. G. Sebald explored in his next books. A haunting imaginative and prescient of the waxing and waning tides of beginning and devastation that lie in the back of and ahead of us, it confirms the author’s place as probably the most profound and unique writers of our time.

From the Hardcover edition.

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