SKU: 9780811226165
Author: Sebald, W G
Translator: Hulse, Michael
Publication Date: 11/08/2016
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book


Perfectly titled, Vertigo –W.G. Sebald’s marvelous first novel — is a work that teeters on the edge: compelling, puzzling, and deeply unsettling.

An unnamed narrator, beset by nervous ailments, journeys accross Europe to Vienna, Venice, Verona, Riva, and finally to his childhood home in a small Bavarian village. He is also journeying into the past. Traveling in the footsteps of Stendhal, Casanova, and Kafka, the narrator draws the reader, line by line, into a dizzying web of history, biography, legends, literature, and — most perilously — memories.