The Rings of Saturn
Harvill Press, 1998 - 296 Seiten
W. G. Sebald's new book is a work of imaginative literature, the fictional record of a journey on foot through coastal East Anglia, Sebald's home for the last 20 years. It is also an exploration of England's pastoral and imperial past.
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In January 1632, while Browne was in Holland, and thus at a time when he was
engaging more profoundly with the mysteries of the human body than ever before
, the dissection of a corpse was undertaken in public at the Waaggebouw in ...
That the anatomy lesson in Amsterdam was about more than a thorough
knowledge of the inner organs of the human body is suggested by Rembrandt's
representation of the ceremonial nature of the dissection - the surgeons are in
their finest ...
He alone sees that greenish annihilated body, and he alone sees the shadow in
the half-open mouth and over the dead man's eyes. We have no evidence to tell
us from which angle Thomas Browne watched the dissection, if, as I believe, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - datrappert - LibraryThing
After being very impressed by Austerlitz, I bought the Kindle version of the Rings of Saturn, which was on sale at a bargain price. First, I highly recommend reading Sebald's work on Kindle because he ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - MichaelODullard - LibraryThing
The Rings of Saturn - with its curious archive of photographs - records a walking tour of the eastern coast of England. A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator (who both is ... Vollständige Rezension lesen