Self-Portrait of an Other

Self-Portrait of an Other Dreams of the Island and the Old City

Hardback (10 Jan 2012) | English

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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 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


Book information

ISBN: 9780857420114
Publisher: Seagull Books
Imprint: Seagull Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 839.31164
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: 692g
Height: 287mm
Width: 225mm
Spine width: 17mm