Cees Nooteboom biography, plus links to book reviews and book excerpts from books by Cees Nooteboom.
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Name Pronunciation Cees Nooteboom: kase note-bom. Opinion differs, some say Cees is pronounced sace, others say case (to rhyme with face); those who say the latter say that Cees is the diminutive of Cornelius and thus the C is hard. The double o's in Nooteboom are pronounced as the Oh in 'Oh my gosh.'
Born Cornelis Johannes Jacobus Maria Nooteboom in The Hague in 1933,
essayist, poet and novelist Cees Nooteboom is one of Holland's most renowned
authors and has won Pegasus Prize, the Constantijn Huygens Prize, the Aristeon
European Literary Prize, and has been frequently mentioned as a candidate for
the Nobel Prize. Although first published in 1955, none of his work was
translated into English until 1983
Lost Paradise is his ninth novel to be translated into English.
Partial Bibliography (Fiction)
Rituals, 1983, translated by Adrienne Dixon 1983 (Rituelen,
A Song of Truth, and Semblance, translated by Adrienne Dixon
1984, (Een lied van schijn en wezen, 1981)
In the Dutch Mountains, 1987, translated by Adrienne Dixon
Philip and the Others, 1988. translated by Adrienne Dixon
The Knight Has Died, 1990, translated by Adrienne Dixon
The Following Story, 1994, translated by Ina Rilke
Roads to Santiago, 1997, translated by Ina Rilke (De omweg
naar Santiago, 1992)
All Souls Day, 2001. translated by Susan Massotty (Allerzielen
Lost Paradise, 2007, translated by Susan Massotty (Paradijs
This biography was last updated on 11/05/2007.
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