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After Nature, W. G. Sebald’s first literary paintings, now translated into English via Michael Hamburger, explores the lives of 3 males hooked up by means of their stressed wondering of humankind’s position within the flora and fauna. From the efforts of every, “an order arises, in locations appealing and comforting, even though extra merciless, too, than the former kingdom of ignorance.” the 1st determine is the good 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 through the wrecked certainties of earlier ages.

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

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