The Emigrants
The Emigrants
A Novel
Translated by Michael Hulse

Published to enormous critical acclaim in the US and sold out immediately in its first hardcover edition, The Emigrants has been acclaimed as "one of the best novels to appear since World War II" (Review of Contemporary Fiction) and three times chosen as the1996 International Book of the Year.

The poignant and acclaimed novel about the beauty of lost things, while the protagonist traces the lives of four elderly German/Jewish exiles.

The Emigrants is composed of four long narratives which at first appear to be the straightforward accounts of the lives of several Jewish exiles in England, Austria, and America. The narrator literally follows their footsteps, studding each story with photographs and creating the impression that the reader is poring over a family album. But gradually, Sebald's prose, which combines documentary description with almost hallucinatory fiction, exerts a new magic, and the four stories merge into one. Illustrated throughout with enigmatic photographs.

Title The Emigrants
Subtitle A Novel
Author W. G. Sebald
Translated by Michael Hulse
Publisher New Directions
Title First Published 01 September 1997
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 238 p.
ISBN-10 0811213668
ISBN-13 9780811213660
Publication Date 01 September 1997
Main content page count 238
Weight 16 oz.

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