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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Booklist “The first thing to be said about W. G. Sebald's books is that they always
had a posthumous quality to them. He wrote—as was often remarked—like a
ghost. He was one of the most innovative writers of the late twentieth century, and
century, and yet part of this originality derived from the way his prose felt
exhumed from the nineteenth.” —Geoff Dyer “A writer of almost unclassifiable
originality, but whose voice we recognize as indispensable and central to our
time.” —The ...
... had, like Michael, studied at Oxford and over the years had come to a profound
understanding of the nineteenth-century French novel that had about it a certain
private quality, wholly free of intellectual vanity and was guided by a fascination ...
... 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 in the seventeenth century and had left a number of writings
that defy all ...
In common with other English writers of the seventeenth century, Browne wrote
out of the fullness of his erudition, deploying a vast repertoire of quotations and
the names of authorities who had gone before, creating complex metaphors and
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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