Title: The Rings Of Saturn
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: 1998
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1998. New Directions. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket With A 1998 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Fiction Winner Sticker On The Front. Translated from the German by Michael Hulse. 296 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Semadar Megged. 0811213781. keywords: Literature Germany Translated. inventory # 33238. FROM THE PUBLISHER - A fictional account of a walking tour through Englandís East Anglia, author W.G. Sebaldís home for more than 20 years, The Rings of Saturn explores Britainís 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. Very Good In Dustjacket With A 1998 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Fiction Winner Sticker On The Front. Bookseller Inventory # 33238
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