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Author Sebald, W. G. (Winfried Georg), 1944-2001.

Title The rings of Saturn / W.G. Sebald ; translated by Michael Hulse
Published New York : New Directions, 1998


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 W'PONDS  830.914 S4431 A6/R3H  AVAILABLE
Description 296 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Summary A fictional account of a walking tour through England's East Anglia, Sebald's home for more than twenty 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
Analysis Sebald, Winfried Georg, 1944-2001 - Travel - England
England - Description and travel
Authors, German - 20th century - Biography
Notes Originally published as Die Ringe des Saturn, Eine englische Wallfahrt by Vito von Eichborn GmbH & Co Verlag KG, Frankfurt am Main, 1995
Originally published Frankfurt: Eichborn Verlag, 1995 under the title Die Ringe des Saturn
Subject Sebald, W. G. (Winfried Georg), 1944-2001 -- Travel -- England.
Authors, German -- 20th century -- Biography.
England -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Hulse, Michael, 1955-
LC no. 97047578
ISBN 0811213781 alkaline paper
0811214133 paperback
Other Titles Ringe des Saturn. English
Ringe des Saturn. English