Nomad's Hotel: Travels in Time and Space
His phenomenal gifts as an observer and the wealth of his reading and learning make him an authoritative and delightful companion.
Nomad’s Hotel is a record of a world-class traveler’s many discoveries and insights.
One of the Netherlands’ foremost novelists (Lost Paradise, 2007), Nooteboom is also a notable travel writer (Roads to Santiago, 1997). This collection gathers journeys of the past 40 years to Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, West Africa, Iran, and Australia. In them, descriptive travelogue ranks second to considerations of the destinations as repositories of the past. Whether in Venice, Isfahan, or Timbuktu, Nooteboom sees a place through its physical relics and literary associations. The traveler’s innate foreignness, however well informed before arrival in a new place, burgeons with significance for Nooteboom. A traveler arrives, sees, and departs, not likely to return. While the philosophical musings coursing through Nooteboom’s pieces may not be to every travel reader’s taste, they are leavened by the kind of vicarious adventuring that is more to be expected in a travel book. Few ever visit Gambia, after all, but Nooteboom’s been there and elsewhere off the conventional path and will intrigue seekers of a reflective style in the travel genre, in particular. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR NOMAD'S HOTEL“A book for anyone who has ever felt that eternal traveler’s longing to see more, to know more, to live fully in every place they inhabit.”-Madeleine Thien, author of Certainty “A jewel of a travel book, free of pretension, full of easy adventure, fresh with childlike wonder for the world.”-The Guardian PRAISE FOR NOMAD'S HOTEL"These journeys of prizewinning Dutch novelist Nooteboom are as much head trips as passages through space....Nooteboom conveys the excitement of things he doesn't understand, signs and languages he can't decipher, a culture that rebuffs him and the refreshing shock of the wholly unknown...A profound engagement with travel on the astral plane."-Kirkus Reviews"[A] lyrical collection...Nooteboom weaves a compelling, perceptive, and yet wondering view of the places he visits...Armchair travelling at its best but also of interest to anyone who enjoys outstanding writing."-Library Journal"[Nooteboom] has spent a career traveling for the purpose of producing books and essays, and the results are stunning, as is shown in this collection."-RL Magazine
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- Cees Nooteboom(Author),Ann Kelland(Translator),Alberto Manguel(Introduction)
- Mariner Books; First edition (April 2, 2009)
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