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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Beginning with some examples of sepulture in elephants, cranes, the sepulchral
cells of pismires and practice of bees; which civil society carrieth out their dead,
and hath exequies, if not interments, he describes the funeral rites of numerous ...
And in the heart of this reliquary cast in a single piece, surrounded by eighty
angels, in a shrine of sheet silver, lie the bones of the exemplary dead man, the
harbinger of a time when the tears will be wiped from our eyes and there will be
How he could therefore grieve for the dead was a puzzle to which no one knew
the answer. Another foible of Squirrel's was that, despite his lack of a memory, he
had always wanted to be an actor, ever since he was a boy, and had so ...
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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