The Secrets

By W. G. Sebald

of the Universe,
Patriotic Tales and
Memorabilia,
A Germanic
Hall of Fame,
The Neudamm
Forester’s Primer,
Register of
Germany’s
Protected Species,
Social Hygiene
in Hamburg,
and The Mushrooms
of Our Region—

all informative
works assembled
by chance
in the display
of a junk shop
near a railway
underpass in
Oldenburg I

think or Osnabrück
or in some
other town

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/01/the-secrets/308848/