• "Sebald is the Joyce of the 21st Century"

    The Times
  • "Most writers, even good ones, write of what can be written. . . . The very greatest write of what cannot be written. . . . I think of Akhmatova and Primo Levi, for example, and of W. G. Sebald"

    New York Times
  • "The finest book of long-distance mental travel that I've ever read"

    Jonathan Raban, Times Literary Supplement
  • "A desperate intensity of feeling is thrillingly counterpoised by the workings of a wonderfully learned and rigorous mind"

    Sunday Times
  • "A great, strange and moving work"

    James Wood, Guardian