This study shows that the potential for subversion personified by the German writer W. G. Sebald's solitary males is essential for understanding his work, while also demonstrating the contribution that Sebald made to the German tradition of queer writing.
Introduction: Naegeli's Bones 1. W. G. Sebald's Lehrjahre: Bourgeois Sexuality and its Discontents 2. Bachelors in Feather Boas: Masculinity Gone Astray 3. The Ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah: Queer Orientalism and Colonialism 4. Eros in Venice: The Strange Case of Dr S. and Dr K. 5. Conclusion