For a number of years until his death in 2001, WG Sebald and the German artist Jan Peter Tripp exchanged poems and lithographs. 'Unrecounted' is the result of this long artistic friendship - a creative dialogue inspired by shared concerns. Sebald's words and Tripp's images speak of moments salvaged from time passing, of our eyes bearing witness, and of memory and remembrance.
And to quote the critic Andrea Kvhler: "this poem of gazes has become a memorial, a bequeathal. If Sebald never tired of tracing the destinations of his soul-mates among writers, outsiders and emigrants in his sentences endlessly meandering through space and time, this legacy of his has the density of epitaphs."
- Publication Date:
- 25 / 10 / 2004