This then, I thought, as I looked round about me, is the representation of history. It requires a falsification of perspective. We, the survivors, see everything from above, see everything at once, and still we do not know how it was.
― W.G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn
And then of course you can see what time it is now. Everywhere. Find yourself and everyone else: worldtimezone.com ...
A list of recommended reading - books that expand on the arbitrary concept of time zones, taking perceptions of time (and its strange relationship with distance) to new heights...
- Bhanu Khapil, Ban en Banlieu. New York: Nightboat Books, 2015.
- Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Exilee and Temps Morts. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 2009.
- W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz. Translated by Anthea Bell. New York: Random House, 2001.
- W.G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn. Translated by Michael Hulse. London: New Directions Books, 1998.
- W.G. Sebald, The Emigrants. Translated by Michael Hulse. New York: New Directions Books, 1996.
Well, though I admire these few dearly ... this is hardly even a start. Please share your favo(u)rites in the comments below!