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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That evening I was the sole guest in the huge dining room, and it was the same
startled person who took my order and shortly afterwards brought me a fish that
had doubtless lain entombed in the deep-freeze for years. The breadcrumb ...
Out on the high seas the fishing continues, at least for the present, though even
there the catches are growing smaller, quite apart from the fact that the fish that
are landed are often useless for anything but fish-meal. Every year the rivers bear
The nets do not enclose the catch, but rather present a kind of wall in the water
which the fish swim up against in desperation until at length their gills catch in the
mesh; they are then throttled during the near-eight-hour process of hauling up ...
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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