Cees Nooteboom: Self-Portrait of an Other

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Self-Portrait of an Other: Dreams of the Island and the Old City with drawings by Max Neumann, translated by David Colmer (Seagull Books)

Eminent Dutch novelist Cees Nooteboom discusses his book of prose poems written in response to drawings by Berlin artist Max Neumann. (See below.) The otherworldly drawings inspire dream-based prose poems immersed  in climate, myth and landscape. These texts took ten years to be translated into English. Nooteboom expresses the hope that more translation projects will be commissioned in America.

 
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Credits

Host:
Michael Silverblatt

Producer:
Alan Howard