Rings of Saturn


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.

ISBN: 9780099448921 Author: Sebald, W.G. Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 7th November 2002 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 833.914 (edition:23) Pages: 296 Edition: Reissue Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , ,

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.

‘Sebald is the Joyce of the 21st Century’ The Times

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