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Stephen Tatum: “Cormac McCarthy, Roberto Bolaño, and the Natural History of Destruction”

Cowell, Room 132 Cowell College 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

In his 1997 lecture series on literature and the air raids of the Second World War, W.G. Sebald asks at one point “how ought such a natural history of destruction begin?” In the process of beginning himself to answer this question, Sebald critiques the German literary failure to confront “the true state of the material […]