This book offers the first full-length study of W. G. Sebald and Christoph Ransmayr and their complicated relation to the traumatic traces of National Socialism. It examines the different ways in which the traces of a traumatic past mark their narratives.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Post-Postwar Literature 1. Traces of Trauma 2. The Terrors of Ice and Darkness: The Case of the Ice-Man 3. Narbenubersat': An Excess of Traces in the Dog King 4. Displacement, Dysfunction, and Erasure in the Emigrants 5. Blind Spots: Austerlitz 6. Conclusion