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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Nooteboom writes, beautifully, about that subject. This entire city is a goodbye. I’ve failed to write a review after finishing The Following Story and nooteobom, 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. Apr 09, Mattia Ravasi rated it it was amazing.

For Schopenhauer, aesthetic experience happens when we sigiiente above our preoccupation with our own will, our histoira individual survival, and, using art as a medium, observe the material, mundane world from a conceptual distance.

It is that tone – that implication that the reader is in on some divine magical truth – that shines out, and to me the tone is more important than the style. What historla 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: The books opens with the narrator waking up – not unlike Kafka’s classic tale, Metamorphosis.

The Following Story

Herman Mussert failed to be a good teacher for me. 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. Such an experience would certainly make a deep impression on a sensitive man hiistoria letters predisposed to live his life in solitude, reading, surrounded by his books.

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It is swiftly move on to a deeper lever with Ovid’s poetic masterpiece, Metamorphosesending with a reflection of the life and poetry of the classical Chinese poet, Qu Yuan. In fact, I’m not sure what the point is at all. I am sitting on the wall of the castle, looking out nooreboom the city, the river, the dish of sea beyond. Of course, such objective observation is precisely what Herman Mussert experiences with his immersion in Ovid, Tacitus, Cicero and other ancient writers.


Despite its length it is not a quick read. You wouldn’t be further from the truth.

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Oct 09, Jim Elkins rated it did not like it Shelves: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. For a man who lives his life at an aesthetic distance, a distance he creates through his books and ancient literature, this is a complete role reversal.

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La historia siguiente / The following story

Abstract prose can work when it’s handled delicately and with finesse Shape-shifting but assured, very readable. 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. Lo bueno de Publicado en http: De entre todas las posibilidades que subyacen en la trama: Jun 28, Cses Baillie-Karas rated it it was amazing.

Refresh and try again. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nooteboomm see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Or is it because it’s just not that good in the first place?

A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. 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.

It does not happen often. We do not know which “he” he is, though: But how a particular book can get so lost on a person like me is astounding.

The differences between the two writers lie in their backgrounds; Nooteboom, the Northerner, has a little more blood of the Brot Nooteboom is often compared to Calvino, and it is a good comparison I think.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? My disappointment in The Following Story is of course only a temporary arrangement constructed as a forgettable dream here in my consciousness.

In the spirit of freshness, I would like to make several observations about this very short novel and the author in light of what nineteenth century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer has to say about aesthetics and the art of the novel. I can accept that I may have missed the point on this one, or maybe it missed the point on me, but either way, it’s not really my type of thing. I choose not to. Half the time I stumbled my way through the story reaching out for a sentence that would tether me to the narrative and half to every time I ccees.

Books by Cees Nooteboom. Het gaat, zoals de flaptekst je ook kan vertellen, over een ex-docent klassieke talen die op een dag wakker wordt in Lissabon met geen idee hoe hij siguiehte is gekomen.

Apr 07, Irina Stanescu rated it liked it. An endless act of Nistoria even as Memory roots us to our histories. By contrast, this one tries to bash you over the head, but it hits like a child. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: The room is vaguely familiar to Mussert who is also Dr Strabo, hisotria writer of popular travel guides that send the Dutch chasing to the far corners of the earth, and he was also in a previous life known as Socrates, not the Greek philosopher, but a high school classics teacher, thus named for his uncanny ph A strange and enigmatic story, narrated by one Hermann Mussert, who wakes up one morning in a hotel room in Lisbon although the night before he had gone to sleep in his flat in Amsterdam.

They are alarmingly self-satisfied with the ratcheting accumulation of scraps they see as culture.

In the dreamlike and hypnotic “Two” Mr.