The Rings of Saturn

by W.G. Sebald


The Rings of Saturn | 9780099448921 | W.G. Sebald

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:07/11/2002 by Vintage Publishing


The Rings of Saturn begins as the record of a journey on foot through coastal East Anglia. From Lowestoft to Bungay, Sebald’s own story becomes the conductor of evocations of people and cultures past and present: of Chateaubriand, Thomas Browne, Swinburne and Conrad, of fishing fleets, skulls and silkworms. The result is a rich meditation on the past via a melancholy trip along the Suffolk coast, and an intricately patterned and haunting book on the transience of all things human.

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