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Cees Nooteboom



Cees Nooteboom was born in The Hague in 1933, and now lives in Amsterdam and on the island of Minorca. He is a poet, a novelist and a travel writer whose books include Rituals (1983), The Following Story (1994), Roads to Santiago (1997) and All Souls' Day (2001).
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MacLehose Press

Letters To Poseidon

Cees Nooteboom
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Cees Nooteboom

'I had been looking for someone to write to for a long time, but how does a man write letters to a god?' From his Mediterranean garden on the island of Menorca, Cees Nooteboom writes to the trident-wielding deity, Poseidon, 'initiating a dialogue not only with the past,' as Alberto Manguel observes in his Preface, 'but with an entire world that seemed lost for ever.' Offering a seductive interweaving of keen observation and the fruits of a vast knowledge, Nooteboom explores questions of human existence through the minutiae of the living world around him, and marvels at the secrets of the deep. He recalls figures in history, places he has travelled to, objets trouvés, works of art and literature, and takes a fresh look at the ancient myths. At once playful and poignant, beautiful and bizarre, Nooteboom's Letters to Poseidon are couched in the glittering prose of one of Europe's outstanding stylists.

MacLehose Press

Rituals

Cees Nooteboom
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Cees Nooteboom

Amsterdam of the fifties, sixties and seventies is viewed from the perspective of Inni Wintrop, a man who leads a capricious life, floating comfortably on possibilities. After a failed suicide attempt, the unexpected gift of life returned lends him the curiosity to observe the lives and routines of others. Inni's opposite, the one-eyed former champion downhill skier Arnold Taads measures his life by the clock, while his disowned son Philip follows Japanese rituals which themselves seem to render his existence meaningless.Wry, witty and incisive, Rituals is a novel for those who seek to unravel our mysterious, apparently directionless lives.

MacLehose Press

In the Dutch Mountains

Cees Nooteboom
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Cees Nooteboom

In an empty classroom in the summer holidays, a morose provincial inspector of roads in Aragon packs himself into a child's desk to write a fable. The fable he builds is that of the Snow Queen, the Netherlands now stretched into a vast country extending from the Northern flatlands to hazardous Alpine ranges in the south. Kai and Lucia are circus illusionists, and when Kai is kidnapped, Lucia must rescue him from the Snow Queen's palace.Curious and elegantly erudite, In the Dutch Mountains is laced with the wit which characterises the work of this outstanding European writer.

MacLehose Press

Roads to Berlin

Cees Nooteboom
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Cees Nooteboom
MacLehose Press

The Foxes Come at Night

Cees Nooteboom
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Cees Nooteboom