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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Are we standing on a mountain of death? Is that our ultimate vantage point?
Does one really have the much-vaunted historical overview from such a position?
Near Brighton, I was once told, not far from the coast, there are two copses that ...
... I could no more believe my eyes than now I can trust my memory. On the
evening before my departure I was standing out on the terrace with Edmund,
leaning on the stone balustrade. It was so quiet that I thought I could hear the
cries of 212.
One such vicar of Ilketshall St Margaret was the Reverend Ives, a mathematician
and Hellenist of some standing, who lived with his wife and daughter in Bungay
and was said to have liked his glass of sparkling Canary wine at dusk. During the
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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