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Rings of Saturn, the (1995) [Novel]
by W. G. Sebald Rating: Weighted - 6.8 / Average - 6.7 of 10 (3 votes) (Rate!)
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A fictional account of a walking tour through England's East Anglia, author W.G. Sebald's home for more than 20 years, The Rings of Saturn explores Britain's pastoral and imperial past. Its ten strange and beautiful chapters, with their curious archive of photographs, consider dreams and reality. As the narrator walks, a company of ghosts keeps him company -- Thomas Browne, Swinburne, Chateaubriand, Joseph Conrad, Borges -- conductors between the past and present. The narrator meets lonely eccentrics inhabiting tumble-down mansions, and hears of the furious coastal battles of two world wars. He tells of far-off China and the introduction of the silk industry to Norwich. He walks to the now-forsaken harbor where Conrad first set foot on English soil and visits the site of the once-great city of Dunwich, now sunk in the sea, where schools of herring swim. As the narrator catalogs the transmigration of whole worlds, the reader is mesmerized by change and oblivion, survival and memories.

Original title: Die Ringe des Saturn
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropean
FictionGeneral Fiction

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Terrestrial Intelligence (2006) [Anthology]
      Authors: Clarice Lispector , Muriel Spark , Javier Marías , W. G. Sebald , Victor Pelevin , Uwe Timm , Yoko Tawada , Antonio Tabucchi , Can Xue , Rodrigo Rey Rosa , László Krasznahorkai , Leonid Tsypkin , Dubravka Ugrešić , Alexander Kluge , Roberto Bolaño , Inger Christensen , John Keene , Fleur Jaeggy , Yoel Hoffmann , Kono Taeko , Felisberto Hernandez , Rene Philoctete , Cesar Aira , Enrique Vila-Matas

Edition #1: The Rings of Saturn

The Rings of Saturn (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Michael Hulse
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The Rings of Saturn (1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 0811214133
Dimensions: x x x
Pages: 296

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