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WG Sebald: an enduring legacy

By Yvonne D  

Will Self discusses the work of W G Sebald, a writer whose style earned him comparisons with Calvino, Kafka and Thomas Bernhard among others. Sebald wandered around his home in East Anglia and used his meanderings – alongside grainy reproductions of his own photographs – as the starting point for books which became highly influential for many writers today. Self explains why he remains a key figure in contemporary writing.

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