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Category Archives: Sebaldiana/
Sebald, W.G.; Across the Land and the Water: Selected Poems 1964-2001 (2013) ICI Shelf: Sebald First Line: “For how hard it is” Last Line: “on a bed of ice.” ICI HISTORY: First Line: Today at the ICI-Twitter Feed (12-07-17) Accession … Continue reading
Title: “Sebald’s Holes” Description: Photo field document from an ICI Interpretive Field project – Searching for Sebald. Many photos were taken on that trip, some of which seem to come from deep memories that had yet to form in consciousness. … Continue reading
This is a nondescript sign on a back road of East Anglia, England. But to anyone who has read W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn, this sign might (and it does) announce the site of Alec Girrard’s model of … Continue reading
As a form of written language, the signature is, in theory, a symbolic sign. Its relationship to the person who creates it is arbitrary and based totally on convention and cultural practice. In reality, though, the signature is a … Continue reading