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W. G. Sebald

I feel, almost physically, the current of time slowing down in the gravitational field of oblivion. It seems to me then as if all the moments of our life occupy the same space, as if future events already existed and were only waiting for us to find our way to them at last, just as when we have accepted an invitation we duly arrive in a certain house at a given time.  — W. G. Sebald, Austerlitz. (C. Hanser 6 November 2001)

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