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 question was where the things had got to. The local history section of the
main library, which has since been destroyed by fire, was unable to give me any
information concerning the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital and the whereabouts of ...
Of all the things Katy said to Lizzie and Lizzie to Katy, I remember only one odd
scrap. I think Katy, or Lizzie, was describing a holiday on Malta where, she said,
the Maltese, with a death-defying insouciance quite beyond comprehension, ...
In his thinking and writing he therefore sought to look upon earthly existence,
from the things that were closest to him to the spheres of the universe, with the
eye of an outsider, one might even say of the creator. His only means of
achieving the ...
For Browne, things of this kind, unspoiled by the passage of time, are symbols of
the indestructibility of the human soul assured by scripture, which the physician,
firm though he may be in his Christian faith, perhaps secretly doubts. And since ...
... beyond a low brick wall, the shrubs and trees of the park. There was not a soul
about, of whom one might have asked the way. At one time, I thought, as Islung
my rucksack over my shoulder and crossed the track, things would have been ...
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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