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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In the end, I can only say that he practiced a kind of magic born out of almost
supernatural sensitivity.”—Nicole Krauss W. G. Sebald was born in Germany in
1944, became a noted scholar, wrote several books, including his four novels,
... that 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 ...
All I heard was the rise and fall of their voices, a kind of warbling such as comes
from the throats of birds, a perfect, fluting sound, part celestial and part the song
of sirens. Of all the things Katy said to Lizzie and Lizzie to Katy, I remember only ...
In programmes of this kind, which are called Nature Watch or Survival and are
considered particularly educational, one is more likely to see some monster
coupling at the bottom of Lake Baikal than an ordinary blackbird. Thomas Browne
For Browne, things of this kind, unspoiled by the passage of time, are symbols of
the indestructibility of the human soul assured by scripture, which the physician,
firm though he may be in his Christian faith, perhaps secretly doubts. And since ...
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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