Self-Portrait of an Other

Nooteboom, Cees
Publisher: Seagull Books
Binding: Hardcover
Language: English
Pages: 76
Measurements: 21.50 x 28.50 cm

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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