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The Rings of Saturn
by W. G. Sebald and Michael Hulse


Overview - The Rings of Saturn follows the triumph of Seybold's highly acclaimed American debut, The Emigrants (New Directions, 1996). 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Rings of Saturn follows the triumph of Seybold's highly acclaimed American debut, The Emigrants (New Directions, 1996). 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. Blending fiction and history, Sebald's art is as strange and beautiful as the rings of Saturn, created from fragments of shattered moons.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780811213783
  • ISBN-10: 0811213781
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: June 1998
  • Page Count: 296
  • Dimensions: 8.31 x 5.67 x 1.08 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.13 pounds


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