The metallic coating of the Vendome monument had a special significance, for it was made from 130 recycled Austrian and Russian cannons that had been captured at Austerlitz
and, probably, on other battlefields won on the 1805 campaign.
For instance, his eponymous character Austerlitz
reports that reading Balzac's short novel Le colonel Chabert--a story in which a hero of the Napoleonic wars, believed dead on the fields of the battle of Eylau, comes back to Paris twelve years later in post-Napoleonic times to claim his property and his wife (now happily married to another)--"reinforced the suspicion I had always entertained that the border between life and death is less impermeable than we commonly think" (Austerlitz
This essay argues that Marpeck's activity as an Anabaptist leader--or, more precisely, the two documented phases of his activity from 1528 to 1532 and from 1540 to 1556--should be understood as part of a larger effort to establish an Anabaptist "church" initiated by the Anabaptist congregation in Austerlitz
(Slavkov u Brna) in Moravia, also known as the "Austerlitz
Brethren," whose early history from 1528 to 1531 played an important role in the narrative of the Hutterite chronicles.
Alan Itkin and Margaret Bruzelius, in "'Eine Art zur Unterwelt': Katabasis in Austerlitz
" and "Adventure, Imprisonment, and Melancholy: Heart of Darkness and Die Ringe des Saturn," respectively, make similar judgments: that in Austerlitz
"there can be no true nostos, or homecoming" (Itkin 162) and that in Sebald generally "tale-telling loses whatever redemptive or integrative function it may once have had" (Bruzelius 248).
dubbed the young duo "Astaire" at the suggestion of a dance teacher, in order to evoke "a star" or, according to Epstein, "a stairway, perhaps one leading to Paradise.
seeks to thicken this well-seasoned stew further with Jazz Consciousness: Music, Race, and Humanity, which takes jazz's multivalence as a foundational premise.
15) Carhart examines the actions of several notable commanders--Hannibal at Cannae, King Frederick at Leuthen, and Napoleon at Austerlitz
On December 2, 1805, he out-maneuvered a larger force of Russian and Austrian troops near the village of Austerlitz
(OH-stur-lits), in today's Czech Republic.
Napoleon's attack on Austrian forces at Ulm paved the way for further victories culminating in his carefully planned and stunning victory at Austerlitz
Szirtes's later long poem "Meeting Austerlitz
," (2) first published in 2002, extends his engagement with Sebald by offering an extended meditation on Sebald's death.
On a more expository level, the eponymous protagonist in Austerlitz
suggests a postulate concerning the atemporality of illness and misfortune:
His alter-ego Jacques Austerlitz
describes himself, shortly before the end of Sebald's very last book, as "thinking I was about to die of the weak heart I have inherited, from whom I do not know.