Patience (After Sebald)

An interesting, though slow, documentary film taking W.G. Sebald’s Rings of Saturn as its basis.

Rings of Saturnwas the first of Sebald’s books I read, and since I grew up in East Anglia – born in Ipswich and relatives there and in Lowestoft – it was a powerful read. Reading it in Singapore possible helped make connections to my past given that the book was more familiar than my everyday surroundings.

Lots of reviews online – The New York Times has a good one. It mentions Teju Cole at the end – a Nigerian writer I’ve been reading recently (Open City is in the ‘to read’ pile; and Everyday is for the Thief I read on the recent trip to Paris).

Biblioklept offers a more critical take on the film here.

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