Probably not, but Cees Nooteboom’s “The Following Story” comes awfully close. .. “La historia siguiente” es una de esas pequeñas novelas con las que de vez. La Historia Siguiente (Siruela/Bolsillo) by Cees Nooteboom at – ISBN – ISBN – Siruela – – Softcover. La historia siguiente / The following story by Cees Nooteboom, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The Following Story

Lethargic songs, gentle decay, great beauty. Dit is een van de boeken die ik heb gelezen in m’n poging meer Nederlandse boeken te lezen die verder niet erg goed gaat maar sst. Return to Book Page. In the spirit of freshness, I would like to make several observations about this very short novel and the author in light of what nineteenth century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer has to say about aesthetics and the art of the novel. Oct 09, Jim Elkins rated it did not like it Shelves: Throughout the years casual looks at the numerous texts available to me never gave me cause for further study.

Why is he back in this bed in Lisbon, after so many years? I couldn’t be swept by the pompous words line-up, I couldn’t feel the magic, I couldn’t truly relate to the novel.


La historia siguiente / The following story : Cees Nooteboom :

I don’t know of a writer who takes the mickey out of himself at every turn as much as Cees does, a writer who never takes himself too serious deserves pride of place in my sanctum, however unhallowed it might be. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. There’s a problem nootsboom this menu right now.

Nooteboom makes the small events in Mussert’s life not only interesting for the reader but deeply probing and profound. Despite its length it is not a quick read.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. This short novella has two distinct parts: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Though Nooteboom uses these sort of words, he does well to keep any particular one from being the trustworthy toehold we likely would like it to be. Het gaat, zoals de flaptekst je ook kan vertellen, over een ex-docent klassieke talen die op een dag wakker wordt in Lissabon met geen idee hoe hij daar is gekomen.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. He is also a man in love, a love that has come unexpectedly late in life and one he finds he is not, as if anyone every really is, in control of.

A strange and enigmatic story, narrated by one Hermann Mussert, who wakes up one morning in a hotel room in Lisbon although the night before he had gone to sleep in his flat in Amsterdam.

Because of this character defect in myself poets such as William Butler Yeats, whose poems refer consistently to the classics, mean nothing to me and hence neither does he. El narrador con una historia sin final es un mal narrador, eso ya lo sabes.


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Is it because ccees actually too high brow? He has not aged but he has also been transported back in time to a time when he finds himself embroiled in an affair with a fellow teacher and part of what I can best describe as a four-sided triangle.

Write a customer review. Ina Rilke’s translation dazzles in its ability to keep pace with Nooteboom’s pyrotechnics – here’s an extract: Some of the ultra convoluted sentences and all the references to greek mythology make it hard to read.

Most of the narrative is a sort of stream of consciousness, living in phases in and out of his body, with reminisces about Lisbon, a whiff of commentary on Latin, a short sojourn in Greek Mythology and well, just about every other esoteric subject thrown in.

La historia siguiente / The following story

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. And what is “I”? I’m not quite sure what this story was about, but I enjoyed some of the imagery. Siguinte 06, Jim rated it liked it Recommends it for: