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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Perhaps it was because of this that, a year to the day after I began my tour, I was
taken into hospital in Norwich in a state of almost total immobility. It was then that
I began in my thoughts to write these pages. I can remember precisely how, ...
Janine had taken an intense personal interest in the scruples which dogged
Flaubert's writing, that fear of the false which, she said, sometimes kept him
confined to his couch for weeks or months on end in the dread that he would
never be ...
... and these tables, where similar processes of accretion had subsequently taken
place, represented later epochs, so to speak, in the evolution of Janine's paper
universe. The carpet, too, had long since vanished beneath several inches of ...
In other words, what we are faced with is a transposition taken from the
anatomical atlas, evidently without further reflection, that turns this otherwise true-
to-life painting (if one may so express it) into a crass misrepresentation at the
exact centre ...
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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