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Discuss the significance of the silk worm in W.G. Sebald's 'The Rings of Saturn.'

With reference to the inner caption note, think about what the title of the book 'The Rings of Saturn' means to you and why the author, W.G.Sebald chose it for this work.

In what sense can the author's friends Frederick Farrar and Michael Hamburger be said to be living bridges to a lost age?

How does the author use the idea of 'edges', 'coasts' and 'shores' in his book 'The Rings of Saturn.'

Consider W.G. Sebald's writing style and his narrative voice in his work 'The Rings of Saturn.' What do you think are its strengths and weaknesses? What impact does this kind of writing have on the reader? Is it effective?

Do the characters and the Empires in W.G. Sebald's book...

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