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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When at last I reached Orford, I climbed to the top of the castle keep, from where
there is a view over the houses of the town, the green gardens and pallid
fenlands, and the coastline to north and south, lost in the shimmering distance.
The inhabitants of Orford, for example, could only speculate about what went on
at the Orfordness site, which, though perfectly visible from the town, was
effectively no easier to reach than the Nevada desert or an atoll in the South
The roofs and towers of Orford showed among the tree tops, seeming so close
that I could touch them. There, I thought, I was once at home. And then, through
the growing dazzle of the light in my eyes, I suddenly saw, amidst the darkening ...
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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