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 ...
Instead I left the building with a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach and walked
and walked, aimlessly and without being able to grasp even the simplest thought,
well past the Westkreuz or the Hallesches Tor or the Tiergarten, I can no longer ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing
“Like our bodies and like our desires, the machines we have devised are possessed of a heart which is slowly reduced to embers.” On one level this book is a kind of travelogue as the author embarks on ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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