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“Not an Innocent Enterprise” The Narrator’s Transition from Voyeur to Victim in W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz

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dc.contributor.author Eaheart, Martha Bass
dc.creator Eaheart, Martha Bass
dc.date 2008-11-25
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-15T16:42:45Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en
dc.date.available 2008-12-15T16:42:45Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12-15T16:42:45Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/3355
dc.description.abstract W.G. Sebald said that Austerlitz was a sequel to The Emigrants. But if Austerlitz is a sequel to The Emigrants, it is one in which Sebald has attempted, by creating a Bildungsroman, making extensive use of allegory, and establishing a close relationship between the narrator and the protagonist, to change the perspective of the narrator so that, it not only is no longer that of a voyeur who has been caught looking and thus become “the object of the gaze of the other,” but, through the narrator’s strong identification with “the other,” it becomes the perspective of a Holocaust victim.
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject W.G. Sebald en_US
dc.subject Austerlitz en_US
dc.subject Holocaust en_US
dc.subject Good German en_US
dc.subject Other in literature en_US
dc.title “Not an Innocent Enterprise” The Narrator’s Transition from Voyeur to Victim in W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in English en
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline English en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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