Book review: ‘Unrecounted’ by W.G. Sebald & Jan Peter Tripp

‘Unrecounted’ by W.G. Sebald and Jan Peter Tripp

This book is one for the Sebald completists. It comprises a collection of very short poems by Sebald (translated from the original German by his friend Michael Hamburger) juxtaposed with close-up lithographic images of pairs of eyes by Tripp (also a friend of Sebald).

The poems, as you would expect are enigmatic and Sebaldian. The images border on photorealistic.

If you enjoy Sebald, you’re probably a Sebald completist, in which case you’ll want this book.

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Richard Carter

Richard Carter is a writer and photo­grapher living in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. He is currently working on a book about looking at the world through Darwin’s eyes.Website · Newsletter · Mastodon · Facebook

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