Part of the First Page of Sebald's The Emigrants

A Passage from Luminous Airplanes, or Things As They Were: A Hyperromance

Actually, I see that this is useless, less than useless. To understand what Sebald is doing with the photographs, you have to consider them in relation to the text, of which I have supplied far too little here—Sebald's prose can be understood only in large units: the half-page sentence, the three-page paragraph.

Now I am really stealing, also: this page is copyrighted. You might buy the book.

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