Looking And Looking Away

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01Not Responsibility: Shame20111205

Personal reflections on different aspects of the life, work and influence of WG Sebald by those who knew him, ten years after his death.

WG "Max" Sebald's literary career was at its height when he died in a car crash in December 2001, shortly after the publication of his masterpiece Austerlitz.

From the dual perspective of friend and colleague, Christopher Bigsby remembers WG Sebald in his adopted home of Norwich and reflects on how 'exile' there allowed him to write about the hidden history of his German homeland.

Christopher Bigsby reflects on WG Sebald's writings on his German homeland.

02Teaching By Example20111206

Personal reflections on different aspects of the life, work and influence of WG Sebald by those who knew him, ten years after his death.

Uwe Schütte reflects on the life and work of his former teacher WG Sebald.

Uwe Schutte reflects on the life and work of writer WG Sebald, who was once his teacher.

03A Translator's View20111207

Personal reflections on different aspects of the life, work and influence of WG Sebald by those who knew him, ten years after his death.

WG "Max" Sebald's literary career was at its height when he died in a car crash in December 2001, shortly after the publication of his masterpiece Austerlitz.

Anthea Bell offers a translator's view on the life and work of WG Sebald.

04Sebald The Poet20111208

Personal reflections on different aspects of the life, work and influence of WG Sebald by those who knew him, ten years after his death.

WG "Max" Sebald's literary career was at its height when he died in a car crash in December 2001, shortly after the publication of his masterpiece Austerlitz.

Poet George Szirtes reflects on the poetry of WG Sebald.

Poet George Szirtes reflects on German writer WG Sebald's poetry.

05 LASTA History Of Memory Or A Memory Of History?20111209

Personal reflections on different aspects of the life, work and influence of WG Sebald by those who knew him, ten years after his death.

WG "Max" Sebald's literary career was at its height when he died in a car crash in December 2001, shortly after the publication of his masterpiece Austerlitz.

WG Sebald was fascinated by photographs.

He found in them an essential, evocative counterpoint to his elegiac narratives.

His books are strewn with them - enigmatic black-and-white captionless photographs.

Never simply illustrative, these images are at once embedded in the prose while remaining disconnected, puzzling and digressive, asking questions and telling their own stories.

Amanda Hopkinson lifts the lid on WG Sebald's own photographic archive.

Amanda Hopkinson lifts the lid on German writer WG Sebald's photographic archive.