Born OTD in 1944, German writer and academic, W. G. Sebald. Combining the details of a walking tour with meditations prompted by places and people encountered on that tour, The Rings of Saturn was called “a hybrid of a book – fiction, travel, biography, myth, and memoir”

The Rings Of Saturn

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.

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