• A fascinating volume that confirms Sebald as one of Europe's most mysterious and best-loved literary imaginations

    Evening Standard
  • Sebald was in possession of the uncanny ability to make his own intellectual obsessions, immediately, compulsively his reader's

  • Shows a writer at his most inquisitive, gazing deeply under the surface of things

    Financial Times
  • Irresistible . . . an intimate anatomy of the pathos, absurdity and perverse splendour of trying to find patterns in the chaos of the world

  • Erudite, truthful, moving

    The Times
  • A beautiful book . . . about the crazy quest for meaning, and how we persist with it despite the shadows that slide towards us

    Joanna Kavenna, Spectator

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