Number 5 | Words Into Words

W.G. Sebald

'As a Suffolk man I have a special affection for The Rings of Saturn, although the Suffolk coast Sebald evokes is nothing like the Suffolk I know.'

Permissions

'The veil of weather, the hopeful smell / of just-cut grass, the who-knows-what / that goes on behind closed doors'

The Collected ‘Maxims’ of W.G. Sebald

'He had weary eyes that made it tempting to identify him with the melancholy narrators of his books, but he also had a gentle amiability and wry sense of humour.'

Number 5

On translation and Sebald. The collected maxims of Sebald, Joe Dunthorne, Roger Deakin, Anthea Bell, Kurt Weill, Alain de Botton and poetry from the one and only Stephen Dunn.