'Das Land das/man nur barfuss betreten darf': zu W.G. Sebalds Lyrik

Translated title of the contribution: 'The land that may only be entered barefooted/one may enter only barefooted': on W. G. Sebald's lyric poetry

Uwe Schütte*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This essay aims at an overview of W. G. Sebald's lyrical production, a hitherto neglected area of research. The article examines poetry's role in the works of Sebald and focuses in particular on texts published posthumously from his literary estate, as well as on pieces printed in various scattered sources from 1964 up to his death in 2001. The main thematic focus in this cross-section of Sebald's lyrical writings is a motif that likewise typified his fictional works: the topic of travel. In addition my survey of Sebald's poetry is complemented by a study of those texts revolving around the motif of insomnia. Death, a dominant theme in Sebald's lyrical works, as it was in his fiction, concludes my essay.

Translated title of the contribution'The land that may only be entered barefooted/one may enter only barefooted': on W. G. Sebald's lyric poetry
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)98-119
Number of pages22
JournalGerman Life and Letters
Volume67
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • poetry
  • Sebald

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