Tag Archives: W.G. Sebald


by cheri block Today, January 27, 2015, marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Extermination Camp, Auschwitz. Film makers, novelists, and historians have spent millions of hours, perhaps six million hours, trying to educate a distracted modern … Continue reading

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The Cracked Mirror of Memory

by cheri block I’ve been doing a fair amount of reading on the subject of memory and memorials. The thesis I am writing concerns the memories of two men, one Czech Jew and one German, both of whom entangle themselves … Continue reading

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by cheri block I’m back at it this morning. “It,” you ask. “What is it?” It is my evolving definition of the term Kafkaesque. Oh sure, definitions of this adjective abound in all sizes and shapes. As Frederick Karl said … Continue reading

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