The Emigrants

Author: W. G. Sebald

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811221296

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A masterwork of W. G. Sebald, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The four long narratives in The Emigrants appear at first to be the straightforward biographies of four Germans in exile. Sebald reconstructs the lives of a painter, a doctor, an elementary-school teacher, and Great Uncle Ambrose. Following (literally) in their footsteps, the narrator retraces routes of exile which lead from Lithuania to London, from Munich to Manchester, from the South German provinces to Switzerland, France, New York, Constantinople, and Jerusalem. Along with memories, documents, and diaries of the Holocaust, he collects photographs—the enigmatic snapshots which stud The Emigrants and bring to mind family photo albums. Sebald combines precise documentary with fictional motifs, and as he puts the question to realism, the four stories merge into one unfathomable requiem.
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The Emigrants

Author: George Lamming

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472064700

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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A compelling and intricate novel of emigration and the effects of colonialism on a people
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The Emigrant's Guide to Oregon and California

Author: Lansford W Hastings

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1557092451

Category: History

Page: 152

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Published in 1845, this guidebook for pioneers is a reproduction of one of the most collectible books about California and the Western movement. It was the guidebook used by the Donner Party on their fateful journey.
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The Emigrants

Author: Gilbert Imlay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101501669

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Imlay’s delightful epistolary adventure of 1793, set on the American frontier, was one of the first American novels. The trials of an emigrant family in the Ohio River Valley of Kentucky contrast the decadence of Europe with the utopian promise of the American West. Its sensational love plots also dramatize the novel’s surprising feminist allegiances.
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The Way of the Emigrants

Badawi and Catherine Simon in America

Author: Louis Farshee

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449047726

Category: History

Page: 248

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A newly married teenage couple emigrates from Mount Lebanon in 1890 to begin a new life in the US. Told against the events of the time, the 1890s, the Great War, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression, they, and other immigrants struggle to join main-stream America.
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Three Book Sebald Set: The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, and Vertigo

Author: W. G. Sebald

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811226999

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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The masterworks of W. G. Sebald, now in gorgeous new covers by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund New Directions is delighted to announce beautiful new editions of these three classic Sebald novels, including his two greatest works, The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn. All three novels are distinguished by their translations, every line of which Sebald himself made pitch-perfect, slaving to carry into English all his essential elements: the shadows, the lambent fallings-back, nineteenth-century Germanic undertones, tragic elegiac notes, and his unique, quiet wit.
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