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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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 ...
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 ...
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
Under the wonderful influence of the painkillers coursing through me, I felt, in my
iron-framed bed, like a balloonist floating weightless amidst the mountainous
clouds towering on every side. At times the billowing masses would part and I ...
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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