The Rings of Saturn
Harvill Press, 1998 - 296 Seiten
W. G. Sebald's new book is a work of imaginative literature, the fictional record of a journey on foot through coastal East Anglia, Sebald's home for the last 20 years. It is also an exploration of England's pastoral and imperial past.
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Only in this way could he see it all together: the vast cloudscape that occupies
two thirds of the picture; the town, which is little more than a fraying of the horizon,
except for St Bavo's cathedral, which towers above all the other buildings; the ...
One cannot say how great was the sense of security which the people of
Dunwich derived from the building of these fortifications. All we know for certain is
that they ultimately proved inadequate. On New Year's Eve 1285, a storm tide ...
... of completion is going so slowly that it is difficult to see any change from one
year to the next, even though Thomas Abrams has almost given up farming, he
told me, in order to be able to devote most of his time to the building of the
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - jonfaith - www.librarything.com
I read this twice, seperated by a most important decade. The second reading was in the early days of our new house. Terms like haunted are often misused, but there is a sense that Sebald elevates the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - amerynth - LibraryThing
W.G. Sebald's "The Rings of Saturn" is a odd little book. I didn't have a particularly strong reaction to it -- neither positive nor negative -- so I guess it gets an okay rating from me. Our narrator ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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