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Letters to Poseidon

Author: Cees Nooteboom; Alberto Manguel; Laura Watkinson
Publisher: London : MacLehose Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At once playful and poignant, beautiful and bizarre, this masterpiece uses the minutiae of everyday life to illuminate the broadest questions of human existence, all couched in the glittering prose of one of Europe's outstanding stylists. The Roman emperor Caligula famously called off an invasion of Britain and instead ordered his legions into the surf to attack the god of the sea. Cees Nooteboom is more civil. As  Read more...
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Named Person: Poseidon, (Greek deity); Poseidon, (Greek deity)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cees Nooteboom; Alberto Manguel; Laura Watkinson
ISBN: 9780857052759 0857052756
OCLC Number: 883462002
Language Note: Translated from the Dutch.
Description: 269 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Brieven aan Poseidon.
Responsibility: Cees Nooteboom ; preface by Alberto Manguel ; translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson.

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A sparkling little book, filled with wonder -- Justin Marozzi * Spectator * 'There is little chance that anyone reading Nooteboom would ever be bored. This is a sparkling little book, filled with Read more...

 
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