Captain Of The Butterflies by Cees Nooteboom
(Sun & Moon Classics)

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In this, his first collection of poetry published in English, acclaimed Dutch novelist and poet Cees Nooteboom reveals a wry mix of surrealist-like language in dialogue with precise, realistic images. The result is a wonderful poetry of energy and wit. "The page lies on the lily, / and on the leaves of the lily. / The poem is all mirrors".
 

About Cees Nooteboom

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Born in 1933 in the Hague, Cees Nooteboom is one of Europe's most popular and widely translated writers. He lives in Amsterdam and Minorca, Spain.
 
Published June 1, 1997 by Sun & Moon Press. 163 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Culled from Nooteboom's voluminous work published in Holland between 1955 and 1996, the poems in this selection are much concerned with time and the pain of the inexpressible: ""Three o'clock at night./ Stuffed and shut, square boxes/ of silence surround my bed./ But that silence stings/ a pain t...

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