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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continent and moving north across the Mediterranean and the Iberian peninsula
till sooner or later they settled like ash from a fire on the Tuileries gardens, a
suburb of Rouen or a country town in Normandy, penetrating into the tiniest
Little is known of his childhood, and the accounts of his life following completion
of his master's degree at Oxford tell us scarcely anything about the nature of his
later medical studies. All we know for certain is that from his twenty-fifth to his ...
Perhaps, as Browne says in a later note about the great fog that shrouded large
parts of England and Holland on the 27th of November 1674, it was the white
mist that rises from within a body opened presently after death, and which during
... and equally the chimaeras produced by our own minds, were as much a
source of fascination to him as they were, three-hundred years later, to Jorge Luis
Borges, whose Libro de losseres imaginarios was published in Buenos Aires in
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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