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Vertigo

by W G Sebald

Four meandering tales of voyages and unease: literary and sensitive, imaginative and elusive. Sebald retraces the foosteps of Stendhal and Kafka in a search for his own identity.

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Inside the cathedral I sat down for a while, untied my shoe laces, and, as I still remember with undiminished clarity, all of a sudden no longer had any knowledge of where I was. Despite a great effort to account for the last few days and how I had come to be in this place, I was unable even to determine whether I was in the land of the living or already in another place.
Translated by Michael Hulse

Parallels

In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
In Milan and the Lakes of Lombardy by Stendhal
The Diaries of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka
 

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