When German author W.G. Sebald died in a car accident at the age of fifty-seven, the literary world mourned the loss of a writer whose oeuvre it had come to treasure. Through published interviews with and essays on Sebald, Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers a profound portrait of a writer who has been praised for his unflinching explorations of modern history, dislocation, and the role of memory. Sebald's major works include The Emigrants, Vertigo, The Rings of Saturn, and Austerlitz.. Contributors to the anthology are Carole Angier, Joseph Cuomo, Ruth Franklin, Michael Hofmann, Arthur Lubow, Tim Parks, Michael Silverblatt, Charles Simic, and Eleanor Wachtel.