Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
If W. G. Sebald had lived longer—he died in a 2001 automobile accident at the age of 57—he probably would have been named a Nobel laureate. Horace Engdahl, the secretary of the Swedish Academy (perhaps best known for his critique of the insularity of American writers) mentioned Sebald during a 2007 interview when listing deceased authors who would have …
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