The German Ocean
- The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald, translated by Michael Hulse
Harvill, 296 pp, £15.99, June 1998, ISBN 1 86046 398 3
Change and decay in all around we see. As one of W.G. Sebald’s epigraphs points out, the rings of Saturn are probably fragments of a moon, broken up by tidal effect when its orbit decayed.