W. G. Sebald was born in Germany in 1944 and died in 2001. He is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Unrecounted and Campo Santo. Jan Peter Tripp was born in 1945 and lives and works in Alsace. Michael Hamburger (1924-2007) wrote many collections of poetry and criticism. Other notable translations include Baudelaire's Twenty Prose Poems. He received the European Translation Prize for Poems of Paul Celan.
"The images...set up a mysterious dialogue with the text, rather like the photos Sebald inserted into his novels." -- Adam Kirsch - New York Sun "The magic of W. G. Sebald's incandescent body of work continues to unfold, with this unexpected collaboration." -- Susan Sontag "The drawings along with Sebald's text play with serious themes in a European tradition that has all but vanished." -- George Porcari - New York Arts "Now this poem of gazes has become a memorial, a bequeathal...this legacy of his has the density of epitaphs." -- Andrea Kohler "A totally original book of poems...haunting, profound, nonsensical, surreal-at moments even painful." -- Jewish Exponent "Think of Sebald as memory's Einstein." -- Richard Eder - The New York Times