On the natural history of destruction
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Published by A.A. Knopf Canada in Toronto .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Literature and the war,
  • German literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Bombing, Aerial -- Germany -- History,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Germany

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementW.G. Sebald ; translated by Anthea Bell.
ContributionsBell, Anthea.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 202 p. :
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19938842M
ISBN 100676975291

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On the Natural History of Destruction is W.G. Sebald’s harrowing and precise investigation of one of the least examined “silences” of our time. In it, the acclaimed novelist examines the devastation of German cities by Allied bombardment, and the reasons for the astonishing absence of this unprecedented trauma from German history and culture/5(40).   On the Natural History of Destruction is a quietly spoken but fierce protest at the mendacity and moral evasiveness of our time. In the tragic absence of more Sebald fiction, it will have to do. One can do no better than to say of Sebald's work what he himself quotes Elias Canetti saying of . On the Natural History of Destruction is W.G. Sebald’s harrowing and precise investigation of one of the least examined “silences” of our time. In it, the acclaimed novelist examines the devastation of German cities by Allied bombardment, and the reasons for the astonishing absence of this unprecedented trauma from German history and culture. On The Natural History of Destruction Hardcover – January 1, by W. G. Sebald (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and 4/4(1).