The Rings of Saturn (Paperback)
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The Rings of Saturn (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 07/11/2002
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'Sebald is the Joyce of the 21st Century' The Times

What begins as the record of W. G. Sebald's own journey on foot through coastal East Anglia, from Lowestoft to Bungay, becomes the conductor of evocations of people and cultures past and present. From Chateaubriand, Thomas Browne, Swinburne and Conrad, to fishing fleets, skulls and silkworms, the result is an intricately patterned and haunting book on the transience of all things human.

'A novel of ideas with a difference: it is nothing but ideas... Formally dexterous, fearlessly written (why shouldn't an essay be a novel?), and unremittingly arcane; by the end I was in tears' Teju Cole, Guardian

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099448921
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 20 mm


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A novel of ideas with a difference: it is nothing but ideas. Framed around the narrator's long walks in East Anglia, Sebald shows how one man looks aslant at historical atrocity. Formally dexterous, fearlessly written (why shouldn't an essay be a novel?), and unremittingly arcane; by the end I was in tears -- Teju Cole * Guardian *
A great, strange and moving work * James Wood, Guardian *
The finest book of long-distance mental travel that I've ever read * Jonathan Raban, Times Literary Supplement *
A desperate intensity of feeling is thrillingly counterpoised by the workings of a wonderfully learned and rigorous mind * Sunday Times *
Sebald is surely a major European author...he reaches the heights of epiphanic beauty only encountered normally in the likes of Proust * Independent on Sunday *

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“Wonderful book”

This is a book about nothing and everything. A great book which you have to stop every so often to take in and think about what you have just read. So simple and yet profound.

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