The Rings of Saturn
New Directions Publishing, 08.11.2016 - 304 Seiten
"The book is like a dream you want to last forever" (Roberta Silman, The New York Times Book Review), now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter MendelsundThe 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 and is not Sebald) are lonely eccentrics, Sir Thomas Browne’s skull, a matchstick model of the Temple of Jerusalem, recession-hit seaside towns, wooded hills, Joseph Conrad, Rembrandt’s "Anatomy Lesson," the natural history of the herring, the massive bombings of WWII, the dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, and the silk industry in Norwich. W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants (New Directions, 1996) was hailed by Susan Sontag as an "astonishing masterpiece perfect while being unlike any book one has ever read." It was "one of the great books of the last few years," noted Michael Ondaatje, who now acclaims The Rings of Saturn "an even more inventive work than its predecessor, The Emigrants."
Ergebnisse 1-5 von 21
I In hospital – Obituary – Odyssey of Thomas Browne's skull – Anatomy lecture –
Levitation – Quincunx – Fabled creatures – Urn burial The diesel train – Morton
Peto's palace – Visiting Somerleyton – The cities of Germany in flames – The ...
... Vicomte de Chateaubriand – Memoirs from beyond the grave – In Ditchingham
churchyard – Ditchingham Park – The hurricane of 16th October, 1987 X Thomas
Browne's Musæum Clausum – The silkworm moth, Bombyx mori – Origins and ...
W. G. Sebald. Janine who referred me to the surgeon Anthony Batty Shaw, whom
she knew from the Oxford Society, when after my discharge from hospital I began
my enquiries about Thomas Browne, who had practised as a doctor in Norwich ...
Thomas Browne was born in London on the 19th of October 1605, the son of a
silk merchant. Little is known of his childhood, and the accounts of his life
following completion of his master's degree at Oxford tell us scarcely anything
about the ...
We have no evidence to tell us from which angle Thomas Browne watched the
dissection, if, as I believe, he was among the onlookers in the anatomy theatre in
Amsterdam, or indeed what he might have seen there. Perhaps, as Browne says
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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