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. In the very first line, Herman Mussert, the narrator and main character, tells us, "I have never had an 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. In the very first line, Herman Mussert, the narrator and main character, tells us, "I have never had an exaggerated interest in my own person, but unfortunately that did not imply I could stop thinking about myself at will, from one moment to the next. We read: "Words of polished marble drive out the most evil fumes. For Schopenhauer, aesthetic experience happens when we rise above our preoccupation with our own will, our own individual survival, and, using art as a medium, observe the material, mundane world from a conceptual distance. For example: instead of participating in an actual love affair, we go to an art museum and stand before a painting of two people in love and behold the ideas love, passion, yearning, attraction the artist is portraying, and thus, as objective observers, we develop a clear, painless understanding of the dynamics of human emotion.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Dit boek is erg kort en je leest het makkelijk weg, dus aan iedereen met een beetje interesse in de klassieke talen raad ik het aan! Oleander, frangipani, laurel, great elm trees. A person living in Amsterdam with a name like Cees Nooteboom does write a quick little fable-like story about Herman Mussert who wakes up in a completely different place where he had gone to sleep the night ceees. He knows books better than most noteboom. Mar 16, Glenn Russell rated it it was amazing.
Such an experience would certainly make a deep impression on a sensitive man of letters predisposed to live his life in solitude, reading, surrounded by his books. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Different country, different currency Cees Nooteboom lives in Amsterdam. Daar ben ik natuurlijk wel een beetje bevooroordeeld in als student klassieke talen, maar ik denk ook dat het anderen kan aanspreken en boeien. I learned to continue on just reading through it, waiting for something profound to happen in my body or finally a joy to erupt as my just reward.
But I enjoyed it very much. If you are a seller for this product, would you hishoria to suggest updates through seller support? Lo bueno de Publicado en http: I am sitting on the wall of the castle, looking out over the city, the river, the dish of sea beyond.
But because I already hold Cees Nooteboom in such high regard based only on my prior reading of RitualsI am claiming to be the one to blame here.
Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. He gradually tells the story of his one great sentimental adventure, but with curious tangents and asides, finally rushing the climatic denouement into a brief, fleshless paragraph. The banal has not yet arrived. I send the fools to the fado taverns, for their dose of processed saudade.
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