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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At that twilit hour there were no passers-by to be seen in the immediate vicinity,
but for a nurse crossing the cheerless gardens outside the hospital entrance on
the way to her night shift. An ambulance with its light flashing was negotiating a ...
It once occurred to me that at dusk, when all of this paper seemed to gather into
itself the pallor of the fading light, it was like the snow in the fields, long ago,
beneath the ink-black sky. In the end Janine was reduced to working from an ...
... year in the depth of winter by Dr Nicolaas Tulp were not only of the greatest
interest to a student of medicine but constituted in addition a significant date in
the agenda of a society that saw itself as emerging from the darkness into the
... light brightened the sky, I saw a vapour trail cross the segment framed by my
window. At the time I took that white trail for a good omen, but now, as I look back,
I fear it marked the beginning of a fissure that has since riven my life. The aircraft
What we perceive are no more than isolated lights in the abyss of ignorance, in
the shadow-filled edifice of the world. We study the order of things, says Browne,
but we cannot grasp their innermost essence. And because it is so, it befits our ...
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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