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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

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

Roads to Berlin maps the changing landscape of Germany, from the period before the fall of the Wall to the present. Written and updated over the course of several decades, an eyewitness account of the pivotal events of 1989 gives way to a perceptive appreciation of its difficult passage to reunification. Nooteboom's writings on politics, people, architecture and culture are as digressive as they are eloquent; his innate curiosity takes him through the landscapes of Heine and Goethe, steeped in Romanticism and mythology, and to Germany's baroque cities. With an outsider's objectivity he has crafted an intimate portrait of the country to its present day.

MacLehose Press

The Foxes Come at Night

Cees Nooteboom
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Cees Nooteboom