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Self-Portrait of an Other

A collection of poems by

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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 2011 : UK Hardback

Title: Self-portrait of an Other
Author(s): Cees Nooteboom, Max Neumann
ISBN: 0-85742-011-9 / 978-0-85742-011-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Self-Portrait of an Other: Dreams of the Island and the Old City
Author(s): Cees Nooteboom
ISBN: 0-85742-529-3 / 978-0-85742-529-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Seagull Books
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