Sebald's Bachelors (BOK)

Helen Finch

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Why do queer bachelors and homosexual desire haunt the works of the German writer W. G. Sebald (1944-2001)? In a series of readings of Sebald's major texts, from 'After Nature' to 'Austerlitz', Helen Finch's pioneering study shows that alternative masculinities subvert catastrophe in Sebald's works. From the schizophrenic poet Ernst Herbeck to the alluring shade of Kafka in Venice, the figure of the bachelor offers a form of resistance to the destructive course of history throughout Sebald's critical and literary writing. Sebald's poetics of homosexual desire trace a 'line of flight' away from the patriarchal and repressive order of German society, which, in Sebald's view, led to the disasters of Nazism. This study shows that the potential for subversion personified by Sebald's solitary males is essential for understanding his celebrated work, while also demonstrating the contribution that Sebald made to the German tradition of queer writing. Helen Finch is Academic Fellow in German at the University of Leeds.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Helen Finch
Forlag
Orca DORCAUK Orphans
ISBN 9781907975905
Dimensjoner 17cm x 25,5cm x 1,3cm Vekt 463 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd

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