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Roads to Berlin: Detours and Riddles in the Lands and History of Germany

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The winner of numerous literary awards including the Anne Frank Prize and Goethe Prize, Cees Nooteboom, novelist, poet and journalist, “is a careful prose stylist of a notably philosophical bent.” (J.M. Coetzee, The New York Review of Books)

 

In Roads to Berlin, Nooteboom’s reportage, “from a 1963 Khrushchev rally in East Berlin to the tearing down of the Palast der Republik, brilliantly captures the intensity of the capital and its ‘associated layers of memory,’” The Economist said. The book maps the changing landscape of post-World-War-II Germany, from the period before the fall of the Berlin Wall to the present. Written and updated over the course of several decades, an eyewitness account of the pivotal events of 1989 gives way to a perceptive appreciation of its difficult passage to reunification. Nooteboom’s writings on politics, people, architecture, and culture are as digressive as they are eloquent; his innate curiosity takes him through the landscapes of Heine and Goethe, steeped in Romanticism and mythology, and to Germany’s baroque cities. With an outsider’s objectivity he has crafted an intimate portrait of the country to its present day.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cees Nooteboom was born in The Hague in 1933, and now lives in Amsterdam and on the island of Minorca. He is a poet, a novelist, and a travel writer whose books include Rituals (1983), The Following Story (1994), Roads to Santiago (1997) and All Souls’ Day (2001) and The Foxes Come at Night (2011).

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR

Laura Watkinson translates from Dutch, Italian and German. She lives in Amsterdam and in 2008 founded the Dutch chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781623650971
Author:
Nooteboom, Cees
Publisher:
Maclehose Press Quercus
Author:
Watkinson, Laura
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
World History-Germany
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
travel;germany;berlin
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.68 x 5.89 x 1.37 in 1.12 lb

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