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 ...
The inquest concluded that he had died of unknown causes, a verdict to which I
added the words, in the deep and dark hours of the night. The shock that went
through us at this quite unexpected death affected no one more deeply than
Katy and Lizzie were the names of these ministering angels, and I think I have
rarely been as elated as I was in their care that night. Of the everyday matters
they chatted about I understood very little. All I heard was the rise and fall of their
The winter sun shows how soon the light fades from the ash, how soon night
enfolds us. Hour upon hour is added to the sum. Time itself grows old. Pyramids,
arches and obelisks are melting pillars of snow. Not even those who have found
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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