The German Ocean

D.J. Enright

  • 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.

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