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On the Natural History of Destruction (Modern Library Paperbacks)

  • Author:W.G. Sebald
  • Creator:Anthea Bell
  • Publisher:Modern Library
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $15.00
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  • Sales Rank:124,179
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:224
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
  • Dimensions (in):8 x 5.2 x 0.5
  • Publication Date:February 17, 2004
  • ISBN:0375756574
  • EAN:9780375756573
  • ASIN:0375756574
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Synopsis
During World War Two, 131 German cities and towns were targeted by Allied bombs, a good number almost entirely flattened. Six hundred thousand German civilians died—a figure twice that of all American war casualties. Seven and a half million Germans were left homeless. Given the astonishing scope of the devastation, W. G. Sebald asks, why does the subject occupy so little space in Germany’s cultural memory? On the Natural History of Destruction probes deeply into this ominous silence.

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