Rings Of Saturn

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W.G. Sebald’s new book is a work of imaginative literature, the fictional record of a journey on foot through coastal East Anglia, Sebald’s home for the last 20 years. It is also an exploration of England’s pastoral and imperial past.

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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

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Weight0.277 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

296

Language

English

Edition

Reissue

Dewey

833.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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