On the Natural History of Destruction

On the Natural History of Destruction by -

Title: On the Natural History of Destruction
Author: -
ISBN10: 0676975305
ISBN13: 978-0676975307
Publisher: Knopf Canada (2004)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
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During World War Two, 131 German cities and towns were targeted by Allied bombs, a good number almost entirely flattened. Six hundred thousand German civilians died—a figure twice that of all American war casualties. Seven and a half million Germans were left homeless. Given the astonishing scope of the devastation, W. G. Sebald asks, why does the subject occupy so little space in Germany’s cultural memory? On the Natural History of Destruction probes deeply into this ominous silence.