Diccionari Sebald


13 .03 .2015 - Oliverio Coelho & SEBALDIANA

Oliverio Coelho, writer [Argentina]

[Translation (subtitles): Marilena de Chiara]


“Thinking that the concept of privation, the lacking itself, owns a place in Sebald’s universe seems strange or paradoxical. From my point of view. The lacking in Sebald is the literary framework. Or the literary as an autonomous resource. With Sebald autonomy is broken, literary autonomy, because literature cannot account for atrocity. And literature as a lacking discipline activates multiple conceptual resources: introducing images, historical reflections. To the point of literature having the conceptual range of an artwork or a philosophical essay.”