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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And in fact my hope was realized, up to a point; for I have seldom felt so carefree
as I did then, walking for hours in the day through the thinly populated
countryside, which stretches inland from the coast. I wonder now, however,
whether there ...
... the apparent chaos surrounding her represented in reality a perfect kind of
order, or an order which at least tended towards perfection. And the fact was that
whatever she might be looking for amongst her papers or her books, or in her
It is somehow odd that Dr Tulp's colleagues are not looking at Kindt's body, that
their gaze is directed just past it to focus on the open anatomical atlas in which
the appalling physical facts are reduced to a diagram, a schematic plan of the ...
It is not only grotesquely out of proportion compared with the hand closer to us,
but it is also anatomically the wrong way round: the exposed tendons, which
ought to be those of the left palm, given the position of the thumb, are in fact those
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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