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The Rings of Saturn

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Publisher Comments:

"Ostensibly a record of a journey on foot through coastal East Anglia," as Robert McCrum in the noted, "is also a brilliantly allusive study of England's imperial past and the nature of decline and fall, of loss and decay. . . . is exhilaratingly, you might say hypnotically, readable. . . . It is hard to imagine a stranger or more compelling work." - with its curious archive of photographs - chronicles a tour across epochs as well as countryside. On his way, the narrator meets lonely eccentrics inhabiting tumble-down mansions and links them to Rembrandt's "Anatomy Lesson," the natural history of the herring, a matchstick model of the Temple of Jerusalem, the travels of Sir Thomas Browne's skull, and the massive bombings of WWII. Cataloging change, oblivion, and memories, he connects sugar fortunes, Joseph Conrad, and the horrors of colonizing the Belgian Congo. The narrator finds threads which run from an abandoned bridge over the River Blyth to the terrible dowager Empress Tzu Hsi and the silk industry in Norwich. "Sebald," as stated, "weaves his tale together with a complexity and historical sweep that easily encompasses both truth and fiction." (hailed by Susan Sontag as an "astonishing masterpiece-perfect while being unlike any book one has ever read") was "one of the great books of the last few years," as Michael Ondaatje noted: "and now is a similar and as strange a triumph."

Synopsis:

Shortlisted for the 1998 Book Award in Fiction: "Stunning and strange . . . Sebald has done what every writer dreams of doing. . . . The book is like a dream you want to last forever. . . . It glows with the radiance and resilience of the human spirit."--Roberta Silman,

About the Author

W. G. Sebald was born in Germany in 1944 and died in 2001. He is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Unrecounted and Campo Santo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811213783
Translator:
Hulse, Michael
Author:
Hulse, Michael
Author:
Sebald, W. G.
Author:
E
Author:
Sebald, Winfried Georg
Author:
Michael Huls
Author:
Hulse, Michael
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
England
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
Authors, german
Subject:
England Description and travel.
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Authors, German -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
June 1998
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.8 x 1.2 in 1.13 lb

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