The Rings of Saturn
Harvill Press, 1999 - 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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... her health, it was no more than an additional torment; for after the period of
reprieve expired she had to return into exile with Konrad, despite all her petitions
and applications and despite the fact that she was now more dead than alive.
the governess who has devoted herself to Konrad's education all summer with
the utmost energy and who would otherwise avail herself of any opportunity to
burst into tears, valiantly appeals to her charge as she waves a farewell ...
The cortège, led by eleven-yearold Konrad as chief mourner, moved out of the
narrow side street, through the centre of the town, past the Church of Mary the
Virgin with its two unequal towers, towards Florian's Gate. It was a fine afternoon.
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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