The Rings of Saturn

Author: W. G. Sebald

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 081122130X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"The book is like a dream you want to last forever" (Roberta Silman, The New York Times Book Review), now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The Rings of Saturn—with its curious archive of photographs—records a walking tour of the eastern coast of England. A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator (who both is and is not Sebald) are lonely eccentrics, Sir Thomas Browne’s skull, a matchstick model of the Temple of Jerusalem, recession-hit seaside towns, wooded hills, Joseph Conrad, Rembrandt’s "Anatomy Lesson," the natural history of the herring, the massive bombings of WWII, the dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, and the silk industry in Norwich. W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants (New Directions, 1996) was hailed by Susan Sontag as an "astonishing masterpiece perfect while being unlike any book one has ever read." It was "one of the great books of the last few years," noted Michael Ondaatje, who now acclaims The Rings of Saturn "an even more inventive work than its predecessor, The Emigrants."
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The Rings of Saturn

Author: Author Burr Cook

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387208950

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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This Novelette I will classify as Science Fiction with subcategories within the following genres; Philosophy, Adventure, Space Exploration, Ecology, Supernatural fiction or Fantasy. The Story takes place about 20 years in the future and continues for another 25 to 30 years beyond that. A world on the brink disaster was pouring billions into preparation for a war that never happened. The United States, however secretly funneled the money into preparation for a voyage into deep space for the purpose of exploring the planet Saturn. The 20 astronauts returned to an unrecognizable earth, a different planet entirely from the one they had left. A very strange man enters near the end of the tale to provide a surprise ending.
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In the Rings of Saturn

Author: Joe Sherman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198023677

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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In this compelling, readable narrative, Joe Sherman explores virtually every aspect of the Saturn project, America's biggest and most publicized industrial success of the last decade. Here is the whole story--Saturn's mysterious beginnings inside General Motors in 1982; the site hunt that involved 38 states and ended in Spring Hill, Tennessee; the plant's construction and the transfer of 5,000 UAW members to a historic Southern backwater; and finally the small car's triumph in the marketplace (Consumer Reports and J.D. Powers both dubbed Saturn a made-in-America breakthrough)--all woven together into a candid, panoramic tapestry. In the Rings of Saturn has a striking immediacy: the reader sees almost first-hand GM's 1991 Annual Meeting at the Grand Ole Opry led by chairman Robert Stempel, as gadfly stockholders turn the event into a parody. We spend a week on the crankshaft machining line under the care of paternal, bearlike teamleader Bob Courtemanche, experiencing Saturn's revolutionary but troubled team structure. We even drive around with Spring Hill's flamboyant, tobacco-spitting mayor George Jones, who tells Sherman that the difference between a "Yankee" and a "damned Yankee" is "a Yankee comes here and goes home; a damned Yankee stays." Dozens of characters, from local farmers, to inspired assembly line workers, to "car smarts and gut feel" engineers, move across these pages. Through these flesh-and-blood portraits, Sherman brings to life a very American story of renewal and growth, of great hope and soured expectations, of greed and lost opportunities. And he reveals as well the downside of the project--that while the car itself is a triumph, the project has failed to provide either the learning laboratory General Motors needed or a model for positive redevelopment rural America yearns for. In the Rings of Saturn is both the anatomy of a corporate triumph and an incisive commentary on industrial renewal in the United States. And it exposes the high hopes and earthshattering disappointments that occur when big business appears in rural areas. It is a volume that will enlighten business readers, inform the automotive industry, and entertain Saturn car buyers, many of whom will think: "My little car means all this?"
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Beyond the Rings of Saturn

Author: Robert Moore Williams

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612101755

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The flame beast brought sure death to its enemies-- and little better to its friends!
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Time Machine 6: The Rings of Saturn

Author: Arthur Byron Cover

Publisher: ibooks

ISBN: 1596876174

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 146

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I loved these books and having one set in the future, kind of the Time Machine series' version of a science fiction adventure, was a great thrill for me. —A Reviewer Radio signals have been detected from the rings of Saturn. Due to the pattern, scientists believe the signals will soon halt and resume in the year 2085. Your mission is to go into the future and find the source of the broadcast. You could be the first Earthling to meet an alien civilization. On the way you will visit many planets and meet many people of the future. Your decisions will change the future and decide if mankind makes contact with an alien life-form.
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Three Book Sebald Set: The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, and Vertigo

Author: W. G. Sebald

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811226999

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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The masterworks of W. G. Sebald, now in gorgeous new covers by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund New Directions is delighted to announce beautiful new editions of these three classic Sebald novels, including his two greatest works, The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn. All three novels are distinguished by their translations, every line of which Sebald himself made pitch-perfect, slaving to carry into English all his essential elements: the shadows, the lambent fallings-back, nineteenth-century Germanic undertones, tragic elegiac notes, and his unique, quiet wit.
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Dancing on the Rings of Saturn

Author: Richard Ball

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595214878

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

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Beginning in the "dog days" of the summer of 1963 follow Frankie,D.D. Weed,Bobo and King through their coming of age experience as black teenagers growing up in the rural south in the early to mid 1960's. Written in the spirit of The Wonder Years and Stand by Me get an humorous and insightful look at life through their eyes.
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