The Rings of Saturn

Author: W. G. Sebald

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 081122130X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"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."

The Rings of Saturn

Author: Winfried Georg Sebald,Michael Hulse

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811213783

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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A fictional account of a walking tour along England's coast provides the narrator with a rich source for reflection on the country's history

The Rings Of Saturn

Author: W G Sebald

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446420876

Category: Science

Page: 320

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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.

Bernhard Schobinger

The Rings of Saturn

Author: Glenn Adamson,Bernhard Schobinger,Florian Hufnagl

Publisher: Arnoldsche

ISBN: 9783897904026

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 287

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This overview of rings made by the Swiss Bernhard Schobinger illustrates why he is considered as one of the most expressive, critical and inspiring contemporary exponents of art jewelery.

Three Book Sebald Set: The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, and Vertigo

Author: W. G. Sebald

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811226999

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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The masterworks of W. G. Sebald, now in gorgeous new covers by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund New Directions is delighted to announce beautiful new editions of these three classic Sebald novels, including his two greatest works, The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn. All three novels are distinguished by their translations, every line of which Sebald himself made pitch-perfect, slaving to carry into English all his essential elements: the shadows, the lambent fallings-back, nineteenth-century Germanic undertones, tragic elegiac notes, and his unique, quiet wit.

Dancing on the Rings of Saturn

Author: Richard Ball

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595214878

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

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Beginning in the "dog days" of the summer of 1963 follow Frankie,D.D. Weed,Bobo and King through their coming of age experience as black teenagers growing up in the rural south in the early to mid 1960's. Written in the spirit of The Wonder Years and Stand by Me get an humorous and insightful look at life through their eyes.

The Emigrants

Author: W. G. Sebald

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811221296

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A masterwork of W. G. Sebald, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The four long narratives in The Emigrants appear at first to be the straightforward biographies of four Germans in exile. Sebald reconstructs the lives of a painter, a doctor, an elementary-school teacher, and Great Uncle Ambrose. Following (literally) in their footsteps, the narrator retraces routes of exile which lead from Lithuania to London, from Munich to Manchester, from the South German provinces to Switzerland, France, New York, Constantinople, and Jerusalem. Along with memories, documents, and diaries of the Holocaust, he collects photographs—the enigmatic snapshots which stud The Emigrants and bring to mind family photo albums. Sebald combines precise documentary with fictional motifs, and as he puts the question to realism, the four stories merge into one unfathomable requiem.

Austerlitz

Author: W.G. Sebald

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0679645411

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by “one of the most gripping writers imaginable” (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man’s search for the answer to his life’s central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, one Jacques Aus-terlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, he follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before. There, faced with the void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion.

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Lo, the Rings of Saturn

Author: Andrew Gaska

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523712496

Category:

Page: 130

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The year is 1987, and NASA launches the last of America's deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Captain William "Buck" Rogers, are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems, and returns Buck Rogers to Earth, 500 years later.... The first original Buck Rogers in the 25th Century(r) adventure in over three decades! Set in the continuity of the original series, Draconian Fire Part 1: Lo, the Rings of Saturn is the first of three novellas that fill in the gap between the first and second seasons of the 1979 disco scifi TV show Buck Rogers in the 25th Century(r). Join Buck, Wilma, Princess Ardala and Commander Kane as they face a threat that will either unite the known systems, or instigate all out war. On an undercover mission to save the Earth from an ecological disaster, Buck finds himself trapped on an icy prison moon packed full of his former foes. Soon, he and Colonel Wilma Deering must choose between preventing a madman from blowing them all up, or stopping a mechanical overlord from turning everyone into mindless zombies. Some centuries, it just doesn't pay to be unfrozen

Planetary Ring Systems

Properties, Structure, and Evolution

Author: Matthew S. Tiscareno,Carl D. Murray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108548288

Category: Science

Page: 610

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Planetary rings are among the most intriguing structures of our solar system and have fascinated generations of astronomers. Collating emerging knowledge in the field, this volume reviews our current understanding of ring systems with reference to the rings of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and more. Written by leading experts, the history of ring research and the basics of ring–particle orbits is followed by a review of the known planetary ring systems. All aspects of ring system science are described in detail, including specific dynamical processes, types of structures, thermal properties and their origins, and investigations using computer simulations and laboratory experiments. The concluding chapters discuss the prospects of future missions to planetary rings, the ways in which ring science informs and is informed by the study of other astrophysical disks, and a perspective on the field's future. Researchers of all levels will benefit from this thorough and engaging presentation.

Beyond the Rings of Saturn

Author: Robert Moore Williams

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612101755

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The flame beast brought sure death to its enemies-- and little better to its friends!

The rings of Saturn

Author: Diane Wakoski

Publisher: Black Sparrow Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 122

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Poems deal with suicide, nature, winter, fatness, aging, travel, food, flowers, the ocean, trees, divorce, loneliness, and astronomy

Vertigo

Author: W. G. Sebald

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811221318

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A masterwork of W. G. Sebald, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund Perfectly titled, Vertigo —W.G. Sebald's marvelous first novel — is a work that teeters on the edge: compelling, puzzling, and deeply unsettling. An unnamed narrator, beset by nervous ailments, journeys accross Europe to Vienna, Venice, Verona, Riva, and finally to his childhood home in a small Bavarian village. He is also journeying into the past. Traveling in the footsteps of Stendhal, Casanova, and Kafka, the narrator draws the reader, line by line, into a dizzying web of history, biography, legends, literature, and — most perilously — memories.

Martian Manhunter: Rings of Saturn

Author: John Ostrander

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401255582

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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The Martian Manhunter, one of the key heroes in The New 52, stars in this new title collecting his popular 1998 series. Featuring moody art by writer John Ostrander's frequent collaborator, Tom Mandrake. After suffering colossal injuries at the hands of the evil Malefic, the Martian Manhunter has returned to Mars in an attempt to heal himself. But while he's away, Saturnian ships arrive to reclaim Jemm, Son of Saturn, who is still recovering from being used as a pawn in "DAY OF JUDGMENT." Collects the 1998 MARTIAN MANHUNTER #10-17 and 1,000,000.

A Place in the Country

Author: W.G. Sebald

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812995031

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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A Place in the Country is W. G. Sebald’s meditation on the six artists and writers who shaped his creative mind—and the last of this great writer’s major works to be translated into English. This edition includes more than 40 pieces of art, all originally selected by W. G. Sebald. This extraordinary collection of interlinked essays about place, memory, and creativity captures the inner worlds of five authors and one painter. In his masterly and mysterious style—part critical essay, part memoir—Sebald weaves their lives and art with his own migrations and rise in the literary world. Here are people gifted with talent and courage yet in some cases cursed by fragile and unstable natures, working in countries inhospitable or even hostile to them. Jean-Jacques Rousseau is conjured on the verge of physical and mental exhaustion, hiding from his detractors on the island of St. Pierre, where two centuries later Sebald took rooms adjacent to his. Eighteenth-century author Johann Peter Hebel is remembered for his exquisite and delicate nature writing, expressing the eternal balance of both the outside world and human emotions. Writer Gottfried Keller, best known for his 1850 novel Green Henry, is praised for his prescient insights into a Germany where “the gap between self-interest and the common good was growing ever wider.” Sebald compassionately re-creates the ordeals of Eduard Mörike, the nineteenth-century German poet beset by mood swings, depression, and fainting spells in an increasingly shallow society, and Robert Walser, the institutionalized author whose nearly indecipherable scrawls seemed an attempt to “duck down below the level of language and obliterate himself” (and whose physical appearance and year of death mirrored those of Sebald’s grandfather). Finally, Sebald spies a cognizance of death’s inevitability in painter Jan Peter Tripp’s lovingly exact reproductions of life. Featuring the same kinds of suggestive and unexplained illustrations that appear in his masterworks Austerlitz and The Rings of Saturn, and translated by Sebald’s colleague Jo Catling, A Place in the Country is Sebald’s unforgettable self-portrait as seen through the experiences of others, a glimpse of his own ghosts alongside those of the men who influenced him. It is an essential addition to his stunning body of work. Praise for A Place in the Country “Measured, solemn, sardonic . . . hypnotic . . . [W. G. Sebald’s] books, which he made out of classics, remain classics for now.”—Joshua Cohen, The New York Times Book Review “In Sebald’s writing, everything is connected, everything webbed together by the unseen threads of history, or chance, or fate, or death. The scholarly craft of gathering scattered sources and weaving them into a coherent whole is transformed here into something beautiful and unsettling, elevated into an art of the uncanny—an art that was, in the end, Sebald’s strange and inscrutable gift.”—Slate “Magnificent . . . The multiple layers surrounding each essay are seamless to the point of imperceptibility.”—New York Daily News “Sebald’s most tender and jovial book.”—The Nation “Reading [A Place in the Country is] like going for a walk with a beautifully talented, deeply passionate novelist from Mars.”—New York From the Trade Paperback edition.

When Tito Loved Clara

A Novel

Author: Jon Michaud

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616200553

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A moving and dramatic novel of a suburban wife and mother whose past comes back to haunt her . . . Clara Lugo has escaped her difficult and tumultuous childhood in a Dominican neighborhood in the northern reaches of Manhattan. Now she tries to live a settled professional life with her American husband and son in the suburbs of New Jersey—often thwarted by Clara’s constellation of relatives who don’t understand her gringa ways. Her mostly happy life is disrupted, however, when Tito, a former boyfriend from fifteen years earlier, reappears. He still carries a torch for Clara, and she harbors a secret from their past. Their reunion will set in motion an unraveling of both of their lives—and reveal what assimilation, or the absence of it, has cost them both . . . “Michaud’s quiet account of a foundering marriage and his forays into the mind of an abused child and her adult self are perfectly done.” —Booklist

Seeing in the Dark

How Amateur Astronomers Are Discovering the Wonder

Author: Timothy Ferris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476711755

Category: Science

Page: 400

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In Seeing in the Dark, a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers. He recounts his own experiences as an enthralled lifelong amateur astronomer and reports from around the globe -- from England and Italy to the Florida Keys and the Chilean Andes -- on the revolution that's putting millions in touch with the night sky. In addition, Ferris offers an authoritative and engaging report on what's out there to be seen -- what Saturn, the Ring nebula, the Silver Coin galaxy, and the Virgo supercluster really are and how to find them. The appendix includes star charts, observing lists, and a guide on how to get involved in astronomy. Ferris takes us inside a major revolution sweeping astronomy, as lone amateur astronomers, in global networks linked by the Internet, make important discoveries that are the envy of the professionals. His ability to describe the wonders of the universe is simply magical, and his enthusiasm for his subject is irresistible.

Under the Sign of Saturn

Essays

Author: Susan Sontag

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146685359X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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This third essay collection by America's leading essayist brings together her most important critical writing from 1972 to 1980, in which she explores some of the most influential artists and thinkers of our time.