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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The glass-covered walks and the palm house, whose lofty dome used once to
light up the nights, were burnt out in 1913 after a gas explosion and subsequently
demolished. The servants who kept all in good order, the butlers, coachmen, ...
We, the survivors, see everything from above, see everything at once, and still we
do not know how it was. The desolate field extends all around where once fifty
thousand soldiers and ten thousand horses met their end within a few hours.
Once she had written the name, date, location, colour and other details on the
bags, she would clap them over the dead heads of the blooms, in the overgrown
flower beds or further afield in the meadows, and tie them up with string. Then
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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