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Self-portrait of an Other
Dreams of the Island and the Old City229Tillfälligt slut – klicka "Bevaka" för att få ett mejl så fort boken går att köpa igen.Finns även som
Cees Nooteboom, best known for his novel "The Following Story", is one of the most distinguished and significant authors living in the Netherlands today. "Self-Portrait of an Other" is one of the most unique and innovative works in his oeuvre. Written in response to and published together with a series of drawings by the Berlin-based artist Max Neumann, the book draws on Nooteboom's personal reflections - his arsenal of memories, dreams, fantasies, landscapes, stories, and nightmares - and presents a set of prose poems that complements and echoes Neumann's work. Full of striking scenes and disturbing images, the poems, driven by the logic of dreams, create the self-portrait of the title. Available now for the first time in English, "Self-Portrait of an Other" brings together both the images and the text inspired by them, creating an unusual and creative poetic collection.
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"[Nooteboom's] books seem metaphors for art itself." (Ed Park, Village Voice) "Much more than a twentieth-century village storyteller, Cees Nooteboom stands as an impressive and inimitable voice among contemporary writers." (Linda Simon, New York Times Book Review)"
Cees Nooteboom is the author of A Song of Truth and Semblance, All Souls' Day, and The Following Story, among other books. Max Neumann lives and works in Berlin. David Colmer has won several translation awards.