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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At that date there can have been only a few cities on earth that numbered as
many souls as were annihilated in sea - battles of this kind . The agony that was
endured and the enormity of the havoc wrought defeat our powers of
The truth is of course that Ruisdael did not take up a position on the dunes in
order to paint ; his vantage point was an imaginary position some distance above
the earth . Only in this way could he see it all together : the vast cloudscape that ...
... patron of the exemplary venture , proclaimed that the friends of humanity could
pursue no nobler end than that which brought them together that day : to open up
the last part of our earth to have remained hitherto untouched by the blessings ...
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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