Tag Archives: WG Sebald

Creative thinking

REMINDER: This was written in February, aka BCEW (before COVID evicerated the world). I can’t think of many novels about new ideas — about how the thinkers came up with them, rather than the consequences to the world — but … Continue reading

Posted in Am reading, Australia, Fiction, New Zealand | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Walkabout in Suffolk

W. G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn (1995/1998), tr. Michael Hulse. Is this book fiction or non-fiction? memoir or history? travelogue or invention? random stream-of-consciousness or carefully constructed exploration of ideas? Each time I read it, I struggle to understand Sebald’s … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, History, Travel | Tagged | 2 Comments

Desert Island Books

A 2010 post from my other blog. I’ve made only one change in the list, which I’ll discuss at the end. I’m sure I’m not the only one to imagine myself being interviewed for shows like Desert Island Disks and Mad About Music. … Continue reading

Posted in Lists, reading | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments