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 spread of sericulture – The Norwich silk-weavers – The melancholy of the
weavers – Pattern books: nature and art – Sericulture in Germany – The
extermination business – Mourning silk I In August 1992, when the dog days
... and hospitals established, many of these institutions kept museums, or rather
chambers of horrors, in which prematurely born, deformed or hydrocephalic
foetuses, hypertrophied organs, and other items of a similar nature were
preserved in ...
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 ...
That the anatomy lesson in Amsterdam was about more than a thorough
knowledge of the inner organs of the human body is suggested by Rembrandt's
representation of the ceremonial nature of the dissection – the surgeons are in
their finest ...
And because it is so, it befits our philosophy to be writ small, using the shorthand
and contracted forms of transient Nature, which alone are a reflection of eternity.
True to his own prescription, Browne records the patterns which recur in the ...
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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