"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 an intricately patterned and haunting book on the transience of all things human.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, 75
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/11/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099448921