Monthly Archives: September 2013

“A SNATCH OF HALF-VANISHED MELODY”. AN EXPLORATION OF “A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY”.PART 4. ESSAY 3:”WHY I GRIEVE I DO NOT KNOW: A MEMENTO OF MORIKE”. BY STEVEN BENSON

“Memento”-Sebald, as ever,concerned with exhuming the reputation and writings of these authors, those very lives and writings which often mirror his own(in style and content). A memento, a rememberance; that is, a reparation; that is, a TRACE from the past … Continue reading

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DOLBY “DOES” SEBALD, THINKING HE IS A SCI-FI WRITER, AND NOT HAVING READ A PAGE!BY STEVEN BENSON

psyched myself up….(vallium first!)….asked Thomas Dolby-after his “The Invisible Lighthouse”(beautiful meditation on memory, decay and place, filmed on the Suffolk Coast, near Orford Ness), shown 22.9.13, Liverpool “Fact”:- if he had read any WG Sebald, in particular “Rings of Saturn”…He … Continue reading

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