"A masterpiece."—Richard Eder, The New York Times.
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Finally, an encounter with the artist Max Ferber in the decaying English port of Manchester during the narrator's college years prompts him to return much later, when he learns how Ferber escaped from the Nazis but lost his entire family in the Holocaust.| Read Full Review of The Emigrants
It was this curiously unconnected, inconsequential statement, as much as the violent manner of his death, which led me in the years that followed to think more and more about Paul Bereyter, until, in the end, I had to get beyond my own very fond memories of him and discover the story I did not kn...Mar 30 1997 | Read Full Review of The Emigrants
The Emigrants consists of four separate biographies - linked by each individual's somber struggle against a similar, painful past.Dec 29 2009 | Read Full Review of The Emigrants
Despite the overlap between these two categories, Meyer takes pains to distinguish them: The first section includes four brief literary texts intended for a book about Corsica, while the second grouping, he writes in his introduction, "illustrates Sebald's other side, as essayist and critic."Mar 14 2005 | Read Full Review of The Emigrants
Sebald’s tact – in choosing when to record, and when to invent, and in finding a suitable voice (neither too timid nor too intrusive) in which to register his characters’ pain – informs each of the four discrete episodes.Jul 22 2010 | Read Full Review of The Emigrants
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