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Alles over Tristan (2002)

by Tommy Wieringa

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Een aangenaam meereizen met de speurtocht van ik-persoon Keller naar de dichter Viktor Anselm Tristan. Een oud dorpje, café, bibliotheek, een klooster, een vaartocht naar een geiten- en koffieeiland met een oude vulkaan. Bijzondere types en een mooie vrouw.
Totdat blijkt waarom er zo weinig van Tristan bekend is, het verhaal komt in een wervelstorm, wrang en onherroepelijk. Alleen de hermetische verzen en toegewijde liefde van de nonnen blijven.

A pleasant travel with the quest of the I - person Keller to the poet Viktor Tristan Anselm . An old village , café , library, a monastery, a boat trip to a goaty coffee island with an ancient volcano . Specific types and a beautiful woman.
Until . 'becomes clear' why so little is known of Tristan , the story comes in a whirlwind , sour and irrevocable. Only the hermetic verses and devoted love of the nuns will remain. ( )
  EMS_24 | Sep 17, 2014 |
Alles over Tristan (English: "Everything about Tristan" is Dutch author Tommy Wieringa's third novel. This short novel has an elegant plot, with a surprising end. The ambitious scholar Jakob Keller wants to write the ultimate biography of the celebrated poet Viktor Anselm Tristan, whose life is shrouded in secrecy. Keller pursues every trace, particularly the trail followed by his professor, who was the authority on Tristan, but never published the biography he worked on. A visit to his widow leaves Keller stunned by the outburst of her anger.

Keller receives a lot of support from the librarian in Mercedal, and as his research progresses, the moment arrives when he has to travel to the overseas territory, Lago, where Tristan spent his final years. He follows the trail to visit the nunnery where Inés Tristan, Viktor's sister lived till her death. There he finds two pieces to complete the puzzle formed by the life of Tristan. However, this information comes at a price. The price paid by his professor, before him. Now Keller knows "everything about Tristan", but he cannot do anything with that information.

The novel is set in the fictitious location of Mercedal, the capital of an unnamed country, and its overseas territory, Lago. Oblique, references to Hildegard (Von Bingen) and Sor (Juana) Inés are undoubtedly meaningful and relevant, however, the names of many other characters evoke echos to Dutch authors and people, which distract, such as (Eduard) Edgar Cairo and Professor Wertheim. ( )
1 vote edwinbcn | Sep 9, 2013 |
Well written and interesting. Jakob Keller wants to write a biography of the poet Viktor Tristan, a mysterious man. Keller travels to the former living place of Tristan to find family and friends. Resulting in knowing more than he wants and ever will publish...

http://boekenwijs.blogspot.com/2009/04/alles-over-tristan.html ( )
  boekenwijs | Apr 11, 2009 |
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Ik heb hem overal gezocht, de dichter.
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, maar de verschijnselen van verliefdheid heb ik nooit gekend. Zoals ik het begreep, leek het me ook niet erg plezierig, eerder een soort ziekte. Een lichte psychose, ...
Samen, met hun voeten in een blok beton op de bodem van een zee van verveling. Maar 
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Hij wilde in 'duizend tongen spreken' en zijn woorden moesten vonken als stofjes in een zonnestraal. Hij zou alchemist zijn, die uit grofstoffelijke elementen woorden sloeg van stralend edelmetaal. 
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- ik beoordeelde het geringste snippertje papier beschreven door een dichtershand als een belangrijke vondst, of sprak urenlang met een familielid in de tweede graad, hopend op een veelzeggende anekdote. Welbeschouwd hielden zowel botanisten als biografen zich bezig met fraai gestileerde zinloosheid - wij bouwden kathedralen van kiezels en noemden het belangrijk werk. 
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monastieke ontwikkelingsgeschiedenis: regel van Benedictus, Robert van Molesme, Citeaux, Cistercienzers, Armand-Jean le Bouthilier de Rance, La Trappe, Trappisten.
[jaartal 1098 is tevens geboortejaar Hildegard von Bingen]
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