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Littora Incognita

This post is a set of thought-snaps from an impromptu walk-on the North Wales coast near Abergele in January 2014. The walk was an hour of serendipitous and wide-eyed movement in a coastal divide. 387 more words


The Fourth Man

‘We are moving across the landscape in a morning dream, a grey-green misted landscape punctuated by churches and palaces. The spires look gothic, Romanesque then eastern, a reminder that the Ottomans were once at the gates and stayed in the sense that an absence can become a presence. 162 more words

Witnessing, Memory, Poetics

Toward the end of W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz, Jacques Austerlitz tells the book’s narrator that he has just read a “heavy tome, running to almost eight hundred close-printed pages, which H.G. 954 more words

W.G. Sebald

Helen Finch reblogged this on Helen Finch and commented:

Terry Pitts kindly reviews our new volume 'Witnessing, Memory, Poetics: H. G. Adler and W. G. Sebald'. I will write my own blogpost about this volume soon - thank you so much, Terry, for being among the first and kindest readers!

Review “The Emigrants” by W.G. Sebald [Holocaust Class reading assignment]

Review Title: The different journeys of “Emigrants”

Rate: 4 stars

Read: September 2013

I read this beautiful novel as a reading assignment for an online Holocaust class I was taking through Coursera last year. 1,025 more words


Books that make you feel things

A few months ago a coworker told me about this new thing called “sensory fiction.” Three students at MIT created a “connected book and wearable” that portrays the scenery and sets the mood of a story while you are reading it, allowing you to experience the protagonist’s physiological emotions. 2,459 more words