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 inscription on the stone sarcophagus reads: At Rest Beneath, 3rd Feb^ 1850,
Samuel Ives Sutton, Eldest Son of Rear Admiral Sutton, Late Captain Ist Battalion
60th Rifles, Major by Brevet and Staff Officer of Pentioners. Next to Samuel ...
more imposing monument, also built of slabs of heavy stone and crowned by an
urn. What struck me about this tomb were the round holes on the upper edges of
the four sides. They reminded me somehow of the air-holes we used to make as
In addition to such astonishing writings and artworks, the Musasum Clausum also
contains medals and coins; a precious stone from a vulture's head; a neat crucifix
made out of the crossbone of a frog's head; ostrich and humming-bird eggs; ...
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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