Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald 1st / 1st 2001
A first edition and first print published by Hamish Hamilton in London 2001. This copy is near fine. The wrapper has very minor wear and browning along the edges. There are no rips, and it has not been price clipped. The text block is clear and there are no marks. The pages are clean without any browning or foxing. There are no chips or tears. There is no previous owners ink. Overall this copy is in a near fine condition with only slight wear.
W.G. Sebald is one of very few German writers of the last few decades to have attracted both a broad readership in the UK and an international following of journalists and scholars alike. He has proved a huge inspiration not just to younger writers but also to artists and photographers fascinated by the use of imagery and images in his work. Austerlitz was Sebald's final novel. The book received the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2019, it was ranked 5th on The Guardian's list of the 100 best books of the 21st century.