About this book
A much anticipated translation of one of a much-missed writer's major works. Sebald reflects on 6 of the figures who shaped him as a person and as writer, fusing biography and essay, and, as ever, finding inspiration in a sense of place. Includes colour and b/w photographs and illustrations throughout.
Fusing biography and essay, and finding, as ever, inspiration in place - as when he journeys to the Ile St Pierre, the tiny, lonely Swiss island where Jean-Jacques Rousseau found solace and inspiration, the author brings his subjects to life in his distinctive, inimitable voice.