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Nomad's Hotel: Travels in Time and Space

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Publisher Comments:

Since his first voyage, as a sailor earning his passage from his native Holland to South America, Cees Nooteboom has never stopped traveling.Now his best travel pieces are gathered in this collection of immense range and depth, informed throughout by the authors humanity and gentle humor. From exotic places such as Isfahan,Gambia, and Mali to seemingly domesticated places such as Australia and Munich,Nooteboom shares his view of the world, showing us the strangeness in places we thought we knew and the familiarity of places most of us will probably never see.

His phenomenal gifts as an observer and the wealth of his reading and learning make him an authoritative and delightful companion.

Nomads Hotel is a record of a world-class travelers many discoveries and insights.

About the Author

CEES NOOTEBOOM was born in 1933 in The Hague. He has published nine novels and over a dozen collections of travel writing, including Roads to Santiago. He lives in Amsterdam and Spain.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction by Alberto Manguel 1

In the Eye of the Storm 5

Forever Venice 11

Lady Wright and Sir Jawara: a Boat Trip up the Gambia 25

Musings in Munich 53

The Stones of Aran 73

Nooteboom’s Hotel I 87

At the Edge of the Sahara 99

That Earlier War: the Memorial in Canberra 115

An Evening in Isfahan 129

Upon Her Dead Bones They Built Mantua 157

Zurich 169

Moonscape Mali 189

When the World Wore a Fool’s Cap 229

Nooteboom’s Hotel 2 233

Acknowledgments 241

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156035354
Author:
Nooteboom, Cees
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Translator:
Kelland, Ann
Introduction by:
Manguel, Alberto
Introduction:
Manguel, Alberto
Author:
Kelland, Ann
Author:
Manguel, Alberto
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Africa, south
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 black-and-white photographs
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.52 lb

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