Joining us on this episode of Between the Lines is Dr Dan Harwood to discuss Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald.
Dan is a consultant in old age psychiatry at Croydon Memory Service.
What begins as the record of W. G. Sebald’s own journey on foot through coastal East Anglia, from Lowestoft to Bungay, becomes the conductor of evocations of people and cultures past and present. From Chateaubriand, Thomas Browne, Swinburne and Conrad, to fishing fleets, skulls and silkworms, the result is an intricately patterned and haunting book on the transience of all things human.