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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—The New York Times Book Review “Out of exquisitely attuned feeling for the
past, Sebald fashioned an entirely new form of literature. I've read his books
countless times trying to understand how he did it. In the end, I can only say that
... in retrospect I became preoccupied not only with the unaccustomed sense of
freedom but also with the paralysing horror that had come over me at various
times when confronted with the traces of destruction, reaching far back into the
It is somehow odd that Dr Tulp's colleagues are not looking at Kindt's body, that
their gaze is directed just past it to focus on the open anatomical atlas in which
the appalling physical facts are reduced to a diagram, a schematic plan of the ...
... the grinding of cogwheels could be heard for a while, till, with a more even
pounding, the onward roll resumed, past the back gardens, allotments, rubbish
dumps and factory yards to the east of the city and out into the marshes beyond.
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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