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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But it was to be another three months before this man, whose protracted bouts of
despair were henceforth to alternate with his writing, was able to depart
homeward from Boma. In mid-January 1891 he reached Ostend, the selfsame
port that ...
In August 1861, after months of irresolution, Emperor Hsien-feng lay in his Jehol
exile approaching the end of his short and dissipated life. The waters had already
risen from his abdomen to his heart, and the cells of his gradually dissolving ...
Particularly in winter, Chateaubriand writes, entire months would pass without
any travellers or strangers knocking on the gate of our fortress. Far greater than
the sadness that hung over the surrounding heath was the sadness that
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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