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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I wonder now, however, whether there might be something in the old superstition
that certain ailments of the spirit and of the body are particularly likely to beset us
under the sign of the Dog Star. At all events, in retrospect I became preoccupied ...
Indeed, one might say that she was so unable to bear the loss of the ingenuous,
almost childlike friendship they had shared, that a few weeks after his death she
succumbed to a disease that swiftly consumed her body. Janine, who lived in a ...
In January 1632, while Browne was in Holland, and thus at a time when he was
engaging more profoundly with the mysteries of the human body than ever before
, the dissection of a corpse was undertaken in public at the Waaggebouw in ...
That the anatomy lesson in Amsterdam was about more than a thorough
knowledge of the inner organs of the human body is suggested by Rembrandt's
representation of the ceremonial nature of the dissection – the surgeons are in
their finest ...
W. G. Sebald. Though the body is open to contemplation, it is, in a sense,
excluded, and in which is composed by using the corners of a regular.
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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