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From: marcegoodman Date: February 23rd, 2008 05:31 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Speaking of whom and which, perhaps you'd like to have a go at this:

http://itself.wordpress.com/2008/02/22/ranking-sebalds-novels/
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 23rd, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks. My vote is awaiting moderation. That's a good blog. I'd forgotten about it, having stumbled upon it a while ago. You might be interested in this blog, devoted primarily to Sebald himself, which is, to my mind, a model for the narrowly targeted literary project on the internet.
From: marcegoodman Date: February 24th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
My appetite for fiction had more-or-less withered away by the time Sebald's novels began to appear in this country. But if I were to resume reading fiction, Sebald would be at the top of the list. I did appreciate the interview which appeared at the site you linked to. Sebald's discussion of the culture of contemporary fiction-writing pointed to many of the reasons for my own weariness. I suspect you are already familiar with Eric Santner's On Creaturely Life: Rilke, Benjamin, Sebald. I haven't gotten around to it yet but his previous book on Freud and Rosenzweig virtually changed my life. I actually sent him an email telling him as much and he sent back a very nice response within a couple of hours.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 26th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I know of the book, but haven't read it, or his other one. Something more for the list!

My appetite for fiction, aside from what I teach, waxes and wanes. Right now it's kicking in again. But I find that I don't read Sebald the way I read most fiction. It's more of a theory-mixed-with-non-fiction sort of reading.

I guess I'll see you at Plush!
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