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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As early as 1670, more than eight hundred thousand Dutch and Friesians, a not
inconsiderable part of the entire population, were employed in herring fishing. A
hundred years later, the number of herring caught annually is estimated to have ...
For instance, I may be standing at a window on the upper floor of our house, but
what I see is not the familiar marshes and the willows thrashing as they always
do, but rather, from several hundred yards up, acres and acres of allotment ...
On this very day three hundred and ninety-seven years ago, Henry IV
promulgated the Edict of Nantes; Handel's Messiah was first performed two
hundred and fifty-three years ago, in Dublin; Warren Hastings was appointed
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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