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."
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Nicole Krauss W. G. Sebald was born in Germany in 1944, became a noted
scholar, wrote several books, including his four novels, Vertigo, The Emigrants,
The Rings of Saturn, and Austerlitz, and spent three decades teaching modern ...
At all events, in retrospect I became preoccupied not only with the unaccustomed
sense of freedom but also with the paralysing horror that had come over me at
various times when confronted with the traces of destruction, reaching far back ...
Several times during the day I felt a desire to assure myself of a reality I feared
had vanished forever by looking out of that hospital window, which, for some
strange reason, was draped with black netting, and as dusk fell the wish became
It was not until dawn, when the morning shift relieved the night nurses, that I
realized where I was. I became aware again of my body, the insensate foot, and
the pain in my back; I heard the rattle of crockery as the hospital's daily routine
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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