notes on dutch literature

Self-Portrait of an Other

In Interviews on November 1, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Max Neumann

Dutch novelist Cees Nooteboom discussed his book of prose poems written in response to drawings by Berlin artist Max Neumann on radio KCRW’s Bookworm.  The otherworldly drawings of Max Neumann inspired Nooteboom to write a set of prose poems that complements and echoes Neumann’s work: personal reflections — memories, dreams, fantasies, landscapes, stories and nightmares— and presents. These texts took ten years to be translated into English titled  Self-Portait of an Other, translated by David Colmer.

Self-portrait of an Other

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