Probably not, but Cees Nooteboom’s “The Following Story” comes awfully close. .. “La historia siguiente” es una de esas pequeñas novelas con las que de vez. La Historia Siguiente (Siruela/Bolsillo) by Cees Nooteboom at – ISBN – ISBN – Siruela – – Softcover. La historia siguiente / The following story by Cees Nooteboom, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Si historix Socrate questo nostro genitore inaffidabile? What makes this book so powerful is that its ostensibly main theme – our impermanence – is not the dominating one; “The Following Story” is also about love in its multitude of forms: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
Nov 30, Bob rated it really liked it.
The art lies in setting the inner life into the siuiente violent motion with the smallest possible expenditure of outer life; for it is the inner life which is the real object of our interest – The task of the novelist is siguifnte to narrate great events but to make small ones interesting. And Lisa her life.
Learn more about Amazon Prime. The differences between the two writers lie in their backgrounds; Nooteboom, the Northerner, has a little more blood of the Brot Nioteboom is often compared to Calvino, and it is a good comparison I think. Besides, I simply had to get back to my books right away, because the company of most people, once the predictable events have take their course, does not inspire conversation on my part.
Learn more about Amazon Prime. Slauerhoff and Pessoa I keep to myself Dec 08, Borum rated it it was amazing. It’s funny that, from the entire book, the image that was carved in my memory was the description of a necrophore beetle preparing a dead rodent’s body for its larvae. It nootebokm depressing to think that this stands for culture, knowledge, and even psychological insight.
If any of you holds the answer, please let me know! I had wanted to tell her that too, but unfortunately conversations consist for the most part of things one does not say. Jul 10, Katia N rated it it was amazing. Specifically on the tragic, Schopenhauer’s words are: I had to read the passage again to understand that view spoiler [all those people, including Herman, were on their last trip before the imminent end of their lives.
Nooteboom failed in this regard. Apr 09, Mattia Ravasi rated it it was amazing. Nootevoom by Cees Nooteboom. Well, The Following Story tried to be such a book, but didn’t succeed – at least for me it didn’t.
I’ve failed to write a review after finishing The Following Story and now, a month later, I’m tempted to lower the rating and I’m doing it ; the book didn’t linger in my mind, the story was almost forgotten the moment I closed the covers.
I must acknowledge that some parts of the story were good, starting with the premise. And yet we are constantly remembering our lives, often while sneering at the smiling faces telling us to live in the now. Is it any wonder years later he wakes up in Lisbon having gone to bed the night before in Amsterdam?
Anybody reading these words probably knows the Dutch poet and novelist Cees Nooteboom is one of the finest literary writers living in the world today. Well, The Following Story tried to be such a book, but didn’t succeed – at I’ve failed to write a review after finishing The Following Hiztoria and now, a month later, I’m tempted to lower the rating and I’m doing it ; the book didn’t linger in my mind, the story was almost forgotten the moment I closed the nooteblom.
In the very first line, Herman Mussert, the narrator and main character, tells us, “I have never had an exaggerated interest in my own person, but unfortunately that did not imply I could stop thinking about myself at will, from one moment to the next. Long ago I quit beating myself up for not understanding a certain text.
For the ,a third of the book a novella of pagesI vacillated between three and four stars, but Nooteboom’s stream of speech prose swept me away. Abstract prose can work when it’s handled delicately and with finesse Most of the narrative is a sort of stream of consciousness, living in phases in and out of his body, with reminisces about Lisbon, a whiff of commentary on Latin, a short sojourn in Greek Mythology and well, just about every other esoteric subject thrown in.