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Changing landscapes: Sebald, Parkman, Blackbourn

There is a passage in W.G. Sebald’s Vertigo in which the narrator regrets the loss of the beautiful view he had once enjoyed from Burg Greifenstein onto the Danube : “A dam has been built below the castle. The course … Continue reading

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Novels with pictures in them?

It’s hard to know what to call, well, novels with pictures in them. And yet, the first of these books was, it seems, published in 1892 by the Belgian writer Georges Rodenbach: his Bruges-la-Morte includes 35 pictures, mostly picture postcards … Continue reading

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