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For years now : poems / by W.G. Sebald ; illustrated by Tess Jaray

W.G. Sebald

RA Collection: Book

Record number




1st edition


London: Short Books, 2001

Physical Description

80 p. : ill., port. ; 20 cm.


It is said -- Please -- Blue -- Apparently -- My love -- Portrait -- In Scipio’s days -- Last night -- At the last -- King of the -- I saw -- The smell -- Elephants -- Feelings -- Awful -- Do you still -- It was as if -- I recall now -- Perhaps one day -- Seven years -- Rhine Valley -- When she looked -- For years now

Summary Note

This work is a collaboration between two artists. It contains 23 short poems by W.G. Sebald, each of them paired with a related image by Tess Jaray RA.

Language Note

Translated from the German


Undated letter from Tess Jaray RA to the RA Librarian donating the book to the collection loosely inserted

Copy Note

Signed by the artist in black ink on the title page


Tess Jaray RA, illustrator