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 various chroniclers report, until in due course these symbols of the vanished
town also fell down. Until about 1890 what was known as Eccles Church Tower
still stood on Dunwich beach, and no one had any idea how it had arrived at sea
somehow of Ostend, had presented itself time and again from a quite different
angle, now close to, now further off, now to my left and now to my right, and
indeed at one point the lookout tower, in a sort of castling move, had got itself, in
no time ...
... planning to dig a tunnel under the Channel, and envisaging an armada of hot-
air balloons advancing on the English coast – were new defensive measures
taken, with the building of martello towers along the seashore, a mile or so apart.
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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