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Cees Nooteboom


(Cornelis Johannes Jacobus Maria Nooteboom)
Netherlands (b.1933)

Dutch novelist, poet, travel-writer, and essayist. Cees Nooteboom has been frequently mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature. Central themes in his work are death, the mystery of the self, and the relationship between reality and imagination. A large part of Nooteboom's books consist of travel literature, but he considers himself foremost a poet.
 
 
Novels
   Rituals (1983)
   A Song of Truth and Semblance (1984)
   In the Dutch Mountains (1987)
   Philip and the Others (1988)
   The Knight Has Died (1990)
   The Following Story (1994)
   All Souls' Day (2001)
   Lost Paradise (2007)
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Collections
   The Foxes Come At Night (2011)
   Self-Portrait of an Other (poems) (2012) (with Max Neumann)
   Light Everywhere (poems) (2014)
   Leaving (poems) (2021)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Mokusei (2017)
   Monk's Eye (2019)
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Non fiction
   Roads to Santiago (1997)
   Angels (2005) (with Clemens Zahn)
   Nomad's Hotel (2006)
   Roads to Berlin (2012)
   Letters to Poseidon (2014)
   A Dark Premonition (2016)
   Venice (2020)
   533: A Book of Days (2021)
   Roads to the South (2024)
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Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (1996) : The Following Story




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