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Cees Nooteboom

Cees Nooteboom - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Cees Nooteboom - foto Serge Ligtenberg

(The Hague, 1933) debuted in 1955 with the novel Philip en de anderen (Philip and the Others), a melancholic tale of an adolescent traveller through France. After that, he single-handedly introduced the genre of travel journalism in the Netherlands. His Berlijnse notities (Berlin Notes) was awarded the first Literaturpreis zum 3. Oktober. Rituelen (Rituals) got a lot of attention. Among his other works are (poetry): De doden zoeken een huis (The Dead are Searching for a House); Het zwarte gedicht (The Black Poem); Het gezicht van het oog (The Face of the Eye); (prose): De verliefde gevangene (Prisoner in Love), Een middag in Bruay (An Afternoon in Bruay); Een nacht in Tunesië (A Night in Tunesia); Een ochtend in Bahia (A Bahia Morning); De Parijse beroerte (The Paris Stroke); Een avond in Isfahan (An Evening in Isfahan); Voorbije passages (Past passages); De filosoof zonder ogen (The Philosopher Without Eyes).

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  • Winternachten 2007 – WINTERNACHT 1

    Journey to a dreamed Netherlands

    'There was a time which, according to some, still continues. In that time the Netherlands was much bigger than now.' This is how Cees Nooteboom once began a fairytale about the Netherlands. In his opening speech about a journey to a dreamed Netherlands he continued his quest into those known and unknown areas in Winternachten. Lieve Joris talked to him. Maarten Asscher is host. Dutch spoken.

  • Winternachten 2001 – Winternacht 1

    Poetic Worlds

    Shortly before the festival two works were published in the Netherlands with a poetic overview of the work of Cees Nooteboom and Breyten Breytenbach. In Lady One, 99 love poems, Breytenbachs most beautiful love poems were collected. Bitterzoet is a choice of 45 years of poetry by Cees Nooteboom, in addition to some new poems. Daan Cartens led the discussion with both poets (Dutch spoken).