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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... art of the uncanny—an art that was, in the end, Sebald's strange and
inscrutable gift.”—Slate “Measured, solemn, sardonic, hypnotic.” —Joshua
Cohen, The New York Times Book Review “Sublime.” —Cynthia Ozick, The New
Republic “Few ...
... decline of Lowestoft – The former coastal resort – Frederick Farrar and the
court of King James II Fishermen on the beach – The natural history of the herring
– George Wyndham Le Strange – A great herd of swine – The reduplication of
Several times during the day I felt a desire to assure myself of a reality I feared
had vanished forever by looking out of that hospital window, which, for some
strange reason, was draped with black netting, and as dusk fell the wish became
Not only did they stare at me in utter incomprehension when I voiced my strange
request, but I even had the impression that some of those I asked thought of me
as an eccentric crank. Yet it is well known that in the period when public health ...
He is said to have long kept a bittern in his study in order to find out how this
peculiar bird could produce from the depths of its throat such a strange bassoon-
like sound, unique in the whole of Nature; and in the Pseudodoxia Epidemica, ...
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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