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The Vendôme Column: A monument to Napoleon's art of war

One of Paris’s grandest monuments to the Napoleonic era stands to the north of the Tuileries Gardens, a couple of blocks up the rather unassuming Rue de Castiglione. 1,595 more words


Austerlitz CD

A new nine-CD audio set of W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz has just been issued. The entire book is read by Michael Krüger, Sebald’s long-time friend and publisher. 153 more words

W.G. Sebald

Venezia 73 - review - AUSTERLITZ (Sergei Loznitsa, 2016, Germany)

To observe something is to notice or perceive something and register it as being significant. In an observational documentary, therefore, the camera looks and the viewer observes. 641 more words


Figures of Absence: On Austerlitz, Adorno; Quotation, Coincidence (Part 1)

This is part of a conference paper I presented in the spring. I’m dividing it up into two posts. I’ll post the next part tomorrow.  1,384 more words


Core Memories

‘Until I was 16 or 17, I had heard practically nothing about the history that preceded 1945. Only when we were 17 were we confronted with a documentary film of the opening of the Belsen camp.’

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Tim Smith


Sobre a Obra:

Austelitz é uma narrativa notável, tão curiosa quanto despretensiosa, que nos dá a conhecer Jacques Austerlitz, numa espécie de monólogo meditativo interior, ao longo de um passeio pelas costas de East Anglia. 167 more words


Austerlitz in Paris

W G Sebald’s novels tend to begin with someone setting out on a journey.  His protagonists are almost always in transit, and if they do settle somewhere it is not likely to be long-term.  1,851 more words

Second World War