Summer reading: Austerlitz

Book cover for Austerlitz
W.G. Sebald

This is a fantastic read for the theme of “between worlds” as it is an unconventionally formatted novel (the novel itself lies between the worlds of fiction and non-fiction) and it recounts a man’s search for his lost early childhood–where he was an orphan sent to Great Britain from Prague via the Kindertransport movement. It’s an extremely well-written and evocative novel that recreates, via history, not just the character’s past, but the past of Europe and the repercussions of the Holocaust.

History of Art
Ancient History & Native American Archaeology

This book is part of the 2019 Berkeley Summer Reading List. Stay tuned for more weekly posts!