Monday, November 15 2004
If France is the dead, Germany is the stillborn future, and Roth's exile's life the displaced, unliveable present.
Tuesday, November 2 2004
Each poem is located within a wider structure that organises the collection as a whole, which offers a nocturnal sequence of instruction stretching from dusk till dawn, a poetic long night's journey into day.
Monday, August 9 2004
His poems are costly, hard-worked monuments to his own internal struggle, jagged, often irregular chunks of language.
Monday, July 19 2004
Sebald's writings address memory as a structure of experience, and as a series of metaphors through which he tries to understand history and the responsibilities with which it burdens the present.
Monday, June 21 2004
The Hollywood Dodo itself is a film script, a mechanical reproduction of the extinct bird, a few corpses, fragments of a novel -- in fact a multitude of interlinked things.