Grass, Bernhard & SebaldBy Praymont
Günther Grass interviewed in the Guardian. I didn't realize how much in the Tin Drum was drawn from Grass's life. He really did have a Nazi father and a Slavic uncle who was killed by the Germans at the outset of the war.
Michael Hofmann reviews Thomas Bernhard's Old Masters (trans. Ewald Osers and re-issued in Penguin's Central European Classics series) in the LRB. Here's a podcast in which Hofmann keeps a low voice during a panel discussion of Stefan Zweig.
Jessica A. Sequeira discusses Bernhard's Correction
Stephen Sparks reviews Bernhard's Prose
Shifting Sands identifies a difference between Bernhard and Sebald -- Sebald explores the melancholy mind via its projection onto, or interpretation of, its surroundings (landscapes, cities, etc.) while Bernhard's focus is on the different shapes that melancholy takes (esp. bitterness) in interior monologue
It's old news now, but Conversational Reading noted a while back that three newly translated books by Sebald will be published in the next couple of years.They'll be tranlsated by Jo Catling. Catling will also contribute to this upcoming collection of papers about Sebald. Other contributors include Michael Hulse and Anthea Bell.
Brian Oard wrote a nice series of posts last August about Sebald's Vertigo, Emigrants, Rings of Saturn, Austerlitz (inc. a second, short post on the latter).
Here's a podcast of Will Self's 'Sebald Lecture' from last January.
MOST POPULAR FROM PHILOSOPHY
- Rereading Goethe’s Faust 4: Going Through My Notes by Bbenzon
- The Four-Fold Way through an Undergraduate Education by Bbenzon
- 'Scientism' 3 by Praymont
- Pedagogical Affordance and Entrepreneurial Action: A Framework for Thinking about Connected Learning by Bbenzon
Economy Turkey Barack Obama Egypt Apple Michelle Rodriguez John Galliano X-Factor Samsung Russia Nuclear Energy The Box Office Lady Gaga Valentine's Day China World Cup 2014 Rupert Murdoch Thanksgiving Halloween Apps Hurricane Sandy News Corp Academy Awards Harry Potter Christmas Climate Change European Union North Korea Lance Armstrong True Blood