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On the Natural History of Destruction

by W. G. Sebald
£9.99   paperback  Penguin (2004)

On the Natural History of Destruction by W. G. Sebald In the last years of World War 2, the Allies dropped a million tons of bombs on Germany. Yet the German people have been silent about the resulting devastation and loss of life, failing to recognise the terrible shadow that destruction from the air cast over their land. Here W.G. Sebald, one of the most brilliant writers of the 20th century, asks why it is we turn our backs on the horrors of war and, in addressing our response to the past, bravely offers insights into how we live now.

"Sebald is the poet, the conjuror of what is missing. His account is precise, without histrionics, and appalling; I found myself twisted up with grief and horror. Demands to be read for its grand emotional power, born of clean, clear thought; it absorbs and horrifies and illuminates."
(The Scotsman)

ISBN 13: 9780140298000 | ISBN 10: 0140298002

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