This study shows that the potential for subversion personified by the German writer W. G. Sebald's solitary males is essential for understanding his work, while also demonstrating the contribution that Sebald made to the German tradition of queer writing.
About the Author
Helen Finch is Academic Fellow in German at the University of Leeds.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Naegeli's Bones 1
1 W. G. Sebald's Lehrjahre: Bourgeois Sexuality and its Discontents 19
2 Bachelors in Feather Boas: Masculinity Gone Astray 42
3 The Ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah: Queer Orientalism and Colonialism 66
4 Eros in Venice: The Strange Case of Dr S. and Dr K. 92