Wednesday, February 23, 2005

3. W.G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn (New Directions)

What a compelling and bizarre book, full of mystery and memory. It bridges somewhere between the physical and the mental, poetically criticizing Cartesian epistemology. Yet full of decay and obsolescence, forgotten locations, seaside towns of England, ancient battles, matchstick models of the Temple of Jerusalem...such an enigmatic and human journey.

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