Sebald Documentary Gets U.S. Distribution

Other than the inclusion of Rick Moody in this film, sounds pretty good:

Patience (After Sebald) has been picked up for U.S. distribution. Directed by Grant Gee, the film is a documentary-essay that explores the writing and influence of the late German author W.G. Sebald. According to reports, the film will open at Film Forum in New York City on May 9, 2012.

Gee’s documentary explores the author’s work as well as history, art, architecture, and landscape, weaving in commentaries by Rick Moody, Robert Macfarlane, Tacita Dean, and others. It apparently takes the form of a walking tour of the eastern coast of England, just like Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn.

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Haha…something about Rick Moody in this movie seems hilarious.

“So Rick, what do you think about W.G. Sebald, perhaps the greatest author of the 21st century so far?”
“Yeah, uh…I think I read like half of one of his books once…got bored…bought the other 3 and they’re all just sitting somewhere in my house…”


The Surrender is Veronica Scott Esposito’s “collection of facts” concerning how she embraced her true gender.


Two long essays of 10,000 words each on sex in—and out of—literature . . .

The first essay dives in to Nicholson Baker’s “sex trilogy,” explaining just what Baker is up to here and why these books ultimately fail to be as sexy as Baker might wish.

From there the book moves on to the second essay, which explains just why Spaniard Javier Marías does right what Baker does wrong . . .


5 essays. 2 interviews.

All in all, over 25,000 words of Latin American literary goodness.

3 never-before-published essays, including “The Digression”—a 4,000-word piece on the most important digression in César Aira’s career.

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