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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For a while, the topmost summit regions of this massif, dark as ink, glistened like
the icefields of the Caucasus, and as I watched the glare fade I remembered that
years before, in a dream, I had once walked the entire length of a mountain ...
We, the survivors, see everything from above, see everything at once, and still we
do not know how it was. The desolate field extends all around where once fifty
thousand soldiers and ten thousand horses met their end within a few hours.
The contours of the Sizewell power plant, its Magnox block a glowering
mausoleum, begin to loom upon an island far out in the pallid waters where one
believes the Dogger Bank to be, where once the shoals of herring spawned and
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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