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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Every year the rivers bear thousands of tons of mercury, cadmium and lead, and
mountains of fertilizer and pesticides, out into the North Sea. A substantial
proportion of the heavy metals and other toxic substances sink into the waters of
In my memory of that school film I see men in their shining black oilskins working
heroically as the angry sea crashes over them time upon time ... I have read
elsewhere, in a volume on the natural history of the North Sea published in
Vienna in ...
majesties, the North Sea coast might become one great health resort for the
upper classes, equipped with all the amenities of modern life. Everywhere, hotels
mushroomed from the barren land. Promenades and bathing facilities were ...
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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