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Sebald Set The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn & Vertigo

by W.G. Sebald

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"If you are completely new to Sebald, you should probably start with his early masterpiece, The Emigrants.

—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

The masterworks of W. G. Sebald, now with gorgeous new covers by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund


Sebald Set The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn & Vertigo

by W.G. Sebald

translated from the German by Michael Hulse

New Directions is delighted to announce beautiful new editions of these three classic Sebald novels, including his two greatest works, The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn. All three novels are distinguished by their translations, every line of which Sebald himself made pitch-perfect, slaving to carry into English all his essential elements: the shadows, the lambent fallings-back, nineteenth-century Germanic undertones, tragic elegiac notes, and his unique, quiet wit.

published November 8th, 2016