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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... of the drought, when the ill tidings arrived from the south, the Dowager
Empress had a daily blood sacrifice offered in her temple to the gods of silk, at
the hour when the evening star rose, lest the silkworms want for fresh green
The silkworm's native habitat seems to include all those Asian countries where
the white mulberry trees grow in the wild. There it lived in the open, left to its own
devices, until man, having discovered its usefulness, was prompted to foster it.
The Reich Association of Silkworm Breeders in Berlin, a constitutent group within
the Reich Federation of German Breeders of Small Animals, which in turn was
affiliated to the Reich Agricultural Commission, saw its task as increasing ...
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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