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Cees Nooteboom

Author of Rituals

193+ Works 6,787 Members 167 Reviews 23 Favorited

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Works by Cees Nooteboom

Rituals (1980) 962 copies
The Following Story (1991) 868 copies
All Souls' Day (1998) 669 copies
Roads to Santiago (1992) 606 copies
In the Dutch Mountains (1984) 327 copies
Lost Paradise (2004) 304 copies
Philip and the Others (1955) 272 copies
The Foxes Come at Night (2009) 219 copies
Roads to Berlin (1990) 143 copies
Mokusei! (1982) 93 copies
Letters to Poseidon (2012) 80 copies
The Knight Has Died (1963) 73 copies
533: A Book of Days (2016) — Author — 65 copies
Rode regen (2007) 61 copies
De verliefde gevangene (1958) 57 copies
Voorbije passages (1981) 46 copies
Berlijn 1989-2009 (2009) 42 copies
De wereld een reiziger (1989) 40 copies
Een nacht in Tunesië (1965) 36 copies
De zucht naar het Westen (1985) 34 copies
Unbuilt Netherlands (1980) 33 copies
Een ochtend in Bahia (1968) 33 copies
De brief (1988) 32 copies
Monk's Eye (2016) 26 copies
Een middag in Bruay (1963) 25 copies
De ontvoering van Europa (1993) 24 copies
De koning van Suriname (1993) — Author — 24 copies
Het gezicht van het oog (1989) 18 copies
Vreemd water (1991) 17 copies
Het raadsel van het licht (2007) 17 copies
Naar huis (1994) — Contributor — 16 copies
Het Spaanse van Spanje (2023) 16 copies
Saigoku pelgrimage naar de 33 tempels bij Kyoto (2013) — Author — 15 copies
Zo kon het zijn (1999) 13 copies
Continent in beweging (2013) 11 copies
Japan (2019) 11 copies
Berlijn (2014) 10 copies
Vos (2022) 7 copies
De Parijse beroerte (1968) 7 copies
Over en weer : gedichten als brieven (2004) — Author — 7 copies
Zurbarán (1979) 5 copies
Terugkeer naar Berlijn (1998) 5 copies
Die Kunst des Reisens (2004) 5 copies
Paris, Mai 1968. (2003) 4 copies
Waar de herinnering woont (2012) 4 copies
Gedichte (1994) 4 copies
Ibiza 4 copies
Gemaakte gedichten (1970) 3 copies
De danser en de Monnik (2023) 3 copies
Venetiaanse vignetten (2013) 3 copies
Australië (2021) 2 copies
Turbulenzen (WAT) (2016) 2 copies
koude gedichten 2 copies
Caribische verhalen (1996) 2 copies
Baltische reizen (1993) 2 copies
En staty av frågor (1995) 2 copies
Le porte della notte (2003) 1 copy
Rituály (1999) 1 copy
Europa 1 copy
Ontmoeting 1 copy
De wereld van Nooteboom — Author — 1 copy
Venedig - fluide Stadt (2017) 1 copy
Verhalen 1 copy

Associated Works

An Untouched House (1951) — Afterword, some editions — 357 copies
Ovid Metamorphosed (2000) — Contributor — 64 copies
Die Große Wanderung (1992) — Contributor — 49 copies
Even Now: Poems by Hugo Claus (2013) — Afterword, some editions — 22 copies
Dichters van deze tijd (1977) — Contributor — 21 copies
Ontmoetingen met Borges (2003) — Contributor — 21 copies
Italie reisverhalen (2001) — Contributor — 18 copies
Finisterre (2003) — Foreword, some editions — 8 copies
Het woord is aan de schrijver : interviews (2005) — Contributor — 5 copies
Idyllen, illusies dagboekgedichten (1989) — Translator, some editions — 4 copies
Vive la France : de mooiste verhalen over Frankrijk (1992) — Contributor — 4 copies
Dichters omnibus, 8e bloemlezing (1962) — Contributor — 3 copies
Het verhaal van Genji II — Afterword, some editions — 3 copies
Grenzeloos (1999) 3 copies
je leest het zó — Contributor — 2 copies
Vakantieverhalen — Contributor — 1 copy

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Short and intriguing novel by Dutch writer, Nooteboom.
 
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ben_r47 | 20 other reviews | Feb 22, 2024 |
I do not this Cees Nooteboom is particularly gifted as a novelist. His strength is really with travelogues. This short novel starts on a journey, but is lost on loose threads without a clear story, and without a clear central character.
 
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edwinbcn | 15 other reviews | Aug 9, 2023 |
Cees Nooteboom is a world traveller and many of his books are set in overseas parts. This short novella is set in Bangkok, Thailand. It is still well-written and of interest, but perhaps only because part of the attraction of the story lies with its exotic backdrop. Nowadays, when so many people visit Thailand, and we have access to media such as TV and the Internet, these travel stories that seem to throw up a clamor of colour and bustle are no longer very spectacular or remarkable.
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edwinbcn | 2 other reviews | Aug 9, 2023 |
Former classics teacher Herman Mussert ("Sokrates" to his students and colleagues) wakes up in a familiar Lisbon hotel room, a room he had stayed in in the course of an extramarital affair some twenty years earlier. Which is fine, except that he's sure he went to sleep the evening before in his own apartment in Amsterdam.

It soon becomes clear that this trip — if it is a trip — has nothing to do with Mussert's current job as a hack writer of guidebooks to foreign places for ignorant Dutch tourists (obviously Nooteboom making gentle fun of his own work as a travel writer) and everything to do with that long-ago affair with biology teacher Maria, which in turn was connected to an affair between Maria's partner Arendt and Mussert's star pupil Lisa. But we have to work our way through quite a lot of Ovid, Plato, Horace, planetary science and entomology — as well as a few passing references to Pessoa — before we can start to get a clear picture of what's going on. It's all quite elegant, but Nooteboom works far more slowly and methodically than I would have thought possible in the space of a 96-page novella, so there are moments towards the middle of the book when you've seen where it's going and you feel you ought to start screaming "just get on with it!". I suppose it would be good training for reading Hermann Broch...… (more)
 
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thorold | 20 other reviews | Jul 5, 2023 |

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