Translated by Michael Hulse. Published by New Directions, 1998. First edition. Hardcover. 296pp. Fine in Fine unclipped dust jacket. 2nd state dust jacket with LA Times prize sticker to front panel.
“The Rings of Saturn explores Britain s pastoral and imperial past. Its ten strange and beautiful chapters, with their curious archive of photographs, consider dreams and reality. As the narrator walks, a company of ghosts keeps him company — Thomas Browne, Swinburne, Chateaubriand, Joseph Conrad, Borges — conductors between the past and present.”