cover image of The Rings of Saturn

The Rings of Saturn

by W. G. Sebald Author · Michael Hulse Translator

ebook

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

"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 Mendelsund

The Rings of Saturn—with its curious archive of photographs—records 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 Browne's skull, a matchstick model of the Temple of Jerusalem, recession-hit seaside towns, wooded hills, Joseph Conrad, Rembrandt's "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. Sebald's The 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 acclaims The Rings of Saturn "an even more inventive work than its predecessor, The Emigrants."

Publication Details

Publisher:
New Directions
Publication Date:
2016

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read 3.5 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 3.7 MB

W. G. Sebald (Author)

W. G. Sebald was born in Germany in 1944 and died in 2001. He is theauthor of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz,After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Unrecounted and Campo Santo.

More about W. G. Sebald
The Rings of Saturn
Copy and paste the code into your website.
New here? Learn how to read digital books for free