Self-Portrait of an Other

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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 ...

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Overview

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.
 
Praise for Nooteboom
“[Nooteboom’s] books seem metaphors for art itself.”—Ed Park, Village Voice

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857420114
  • Publisher: Seagull Books
  • Publication date: 2/15/2012
  • Pages: 76
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Self-Portrait of an Other by Cees Nooteboom drawings by Max Neumann, translated by David Colmer
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