The spectral geographies of W.G. Sebald

  title={The spectral geographies of W.G. Sebald},
  author={John Wylie},
  journal={Cultural Geographies},
  pages={171 - 188}
For Jacques Derrida, place and self are conjured, and unsettled, through haunting rather than dwelling. He argues that spectrality, the revenance of the ghostly, is an irreducible, incessant condition, and also one that demands new, themselves haunted, ways of writing. This article uses Derrida's spectrality to introduce, engage with and activate the work of the German author and academic W.G. Sebald. Sebald, who died in 2001, was a remarkably original writer, producing an innovative literary… Expand
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