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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... stories – Through the rainforest A conversation about sugar – Boulge Park –
The FitzGeralds – The Bredfield nursery – Edward FitzGerald's literary ventures –
A Magic Shadow-Show – Loss of a friend – Year's end – Last journey, summer IX
... admitted to that room on the eighth floor, I became overwhelmed by the feeling
that the Suffolk expanses I had walked the previous summer had now shrunk
once and for all to a single, blind, insensate spot. Indeed, all that could be seen of
... long as I knew him, he wore either a navy blue or a rust-coloured jacket, and if
the cuffs were frayed or the elbows threadbare he would sew on leather trims or
patches. He even turned the collars of his shirts himself. In the summer vacations,
The iniquity of oblivion blindly scatters her poppyseed and when wretchedness
falls upon us one summer's day like snow, all we wish for is to be forgotten.
These are the circles Browne's thoughts describe, most unremittingly perhaps in
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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