A haunting prose-poem (I think).
A quest to save a friend.
File under Sebaldian.
The writer and his work.
Britain, Germany, and the struggle for the North Sea.
by Nicholas Bone, Sans façon and Ian Cameron The script of a play about walking. Stense bought me this book, which is the script to a play she saw. She thought I'd like it. I did, very much indeed. As I wrote to Stense, after reading the script twice, the play is clearly heavily influenced… Continue reading A Walk at the Edge of the World
by Carol Jacobs High-brow analysis of the enigmatic author's oeuvre. This is a very high-brow book. I will eagerly read anything that might assist me in my ongoing efforts to get my head around the unclassifiable wonderfulness of W.G. Sebald's published works. Carol Jacobs certainly knows her onions. She has spotted all manner of running… Continue reading Sebald's Vision
A fascinating exercise in ‘writing about nothing’.
The Delicate Life of John Craske.
by Rob Cowen A strange book about a local edge-land. This book, which has received rave reviews, wasn't what I expected. I was expecting a fairly typical ‘nature writing’ account of the author's local patch of edge-land near Harrogate in Yorkshire. Perhaps I should have read the dust-jacket more carefully: Blurring the boundaries of memoir,… Continue reading Common Ground