The Rings of Saturn

The Rings of Saturn Author W. G. Sebald
ISBN-10 0811226158
ISBN-13 9780811226158
Year 2016-11-08
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher New Directions
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The book is like a dream you want to last forever Roberta Silman The New York Times Book Review now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter MendelsundA masterwork of W G Sebald now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter MendelsundThe Rings of Saturnwith its curious archive of photographsrecords a walking tour of the eastern coast of England A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator who both is and is not Sebald are lonely eccentrics Sir Thomas Brownes skull a matchstick model of the Temple of Jerusalem recession hit seaside towns wooded hills Joseph Conrad Rembrandts Anatomy Lesson the natural history of the herring the massive bombings of WWII the dowager Empress Tzu Hsi and the silk industry in Norwich W G SebaldsThe Emigrants New Directions 1996 was hailed by Susan Sontag as an astonishing masterpiece perfect while being unlike any book one has ever read It was one of the great books of the last few years noted Michael Ondaatje who now acclaimsThe Rings of Saturn an even more inventive work than its predecessor The Emigrants

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