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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Once, right by Lowestoft Central station, which had not been refurbished since it
was built in the nineteenth century, a black hearse decked out with wreaths slid
past me amidst the other vehicles. In it sat two earnest-faced undertaker's men, ...
... ships heavily laden with wool made their way seaward. Today there is next to
no traffic on the river, which is largely silted up. At best one might see a sailing
boat or two moored in the lower reaches amidst an assortment of rotting barges.
But the closer I came to these ruins, the more any notion of a mysterious isle of
the dead receded, and the more I imagined myself amidst the remains of our own
civilization after its extinction in some future catastrophe. To me too, as for some ...
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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