Lost Paradise

Lost Paradise Cees Nooteboom hailed by A S Byatt as one of the greatest modern novelists is one of Holland s most important authors In Lost Paradise Nooteboom s most ambitious book yet he sets out to uncover t

  • Title: Lost Paradise
  • Author: Cees Nooteboom Susan Massotty Mateja Seliškar Kenda
  • ISBN: 9780802118554
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cees Nooteboom, hailed by A S Byatt as one of the greatest modern novelists, is one of Holland s most important authors In Lost Paradise , Nooteboom s most ambitious book yet, he sets out to uncover the connections between two seemingly unrelated travelers a beautiful stranger aboard a Berlin bound flight and a haggard looking man on a Holland train platform With hiCees Nooteboom, hailed by A S Byatt as one of the greatest modern novelists, is one of Holland s most important authors In Lost Paradise , Nooteboom s most ambitious book yet, he sets out to uncover the connections between two seemingly unrelated travelers a beautiful stranger aboard a Berlin bound flight and a haggard looking man on a Holland train platform With his fleeting impressions of these encounters, Nooteboom builds a complex, haunting story of longing, regret, and rebirth in the dawn of the new millennium Alma, a young woman of German descent, leaves her parents Sao Paolo home on a hot summer night Her car engine dies in one of the city s most dangerous favelas, a mob surrounds her, and she is pulled from the automobile Not long after, Dutch novelist Erik Zontag is in Perth, Australia, for a literary conference and finds a winged woman curled up in a closet in an empty house The intersection of their paths illuminates the ways in which the divine touches our lives Lost Paradise is an affirmation of our underlying humanity in an increasingly fragmented age, a deeply resonant tale of cosmically thwarted love.

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    1. Cees Nooteboom Susan Massotty Mateja Seliškar Kenda

      Cees Nooteboom born Cornelis Johannes Jacobus Maria Nooteboom, 31 July 1933, in the Hague is a Dutch author He has won the Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren, the P.C Hooft Award, the Pegasus Prize, the Ferdinand Bordewijk Prijs for Rituelen, the Austrian State Prize for European Literature and the Constantijn Huygens Prize, and has frequently been mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature.His works include Rituelen Rituals, 1980 Een lied van schijn en wezen A Song of Truth and Semblance, 1981 Berlijnse notities Berlin Notes, 1990 Het volgende verhaal The Following Story, 1991 Allerzielen All Souls Day, 1998 and Paradijs verloren Paradise Lost, 2004 Het volgende verhaal won him the Aristeion Prize in 1993 In 2005 he published De slapende goden Sue os y otras mentiras , with lithographs by J rgen Partenheimer.

    497 thoughts on “Lost Paradise”

    1. An exquisite tale full of symbolism, sensuality and taste.I finished the book in just one sitting and after I turned the last page, I felt as if I had savoured an expensive rare bitter sweet chocolate.Two seemingly disconnected stories in two separate parts.In the first one, Alma and Almut from Brazil decide to make their dream come true and travel to Australia, a country which has always been fascinating to them. Once there, they change in different and unexpected ways, and while Alma is able t [...]


    2. Gaily bedight, A gallant knight,In sunshine and in shadow,Had journeyed long,Singing a song,In search of Eldorado. But he grew old— This knight so bold— And o’er his heart a shadow—Fell as he found No spot of groundThat looked like Eldorado. And, as his strengthFailed him at length,He met a pilgrim shadow—‘Shadow,’ said he,‘Where can it be—This land of Eldorado?’ ‘Over the Mountains Of the Moon,Down the Valley of the Shadow,Ride, boldly ride,’ The shade replied,—‘If y [...]


    3. When I stand outside here, I do not just see the stars, I hear them.My first Nooteboom and it was a good one. This book is in two parts, two stories, separate stories, but they're related. And as the title might suggest he taps into the energies from Paradise Lost. I've never read Milton's Paradise Lost but I'm sure there are some theme overlaps or a game of theme tag going on in this book. But then maybe not. Like I said, I never read Milton though there are a few excerpts of his epic poem scat [...]


    4. La historia empieza a tambor batiente, llega un momento en el que no sabes que estás leyendo, pero la idea que ese hecho o hechos se entrelazarán con algo más adelante te hace seguir, llega el fin del libro y nunca llega el climax de la historia. Quizás el que no me haya agradado es porque me hice mi propia historia del libro. Como historia no es buena, pero da tela para filosofar.


    5. Nooteboom is a unique stylist, and this is another beautiful miniature - a cryptic, allusive and dreamlike meditation on the nature of paradise.


    6. tak to som absolútne nečakal krásnehľadanie anjelov v opustených budovách austrálskeho Perthu (keď to zjednoduším)


    7. Jeste vrlo elokventno i divno napisana knjižica, na početku interesantna i obećavajuća, čak i obrazovna, ali me je kraj zbunio i pitam se - jesam li razumela sve što se razumeti moglo ili sam se i ja izgubila među svim onim anđelima u Izgubljenom Raju?


    8. Grata sorpresa resultó el sumergirse en esta novela corta de Cees Nooteboom; es un autor del que no había oído hablar y que invita a conocer su obra y empezar a buscar por autores holandeses. He escuchado comentarios de que, al igual que Murakami, ha estado entre la pléyade de eternos candidatos al Nobel de Literatura.Cees es un autor que le gusta viajar, y sus historias emergen de dichos viajes. Aprovecha de sus vivencias para inyectarle veracidad y tener historias contemporaneas que pareci [...]


    9. Cei care fac cunoștință pentru întâia dată cu Cees Nooteboom, prin intermediul "Pierdutului paradis" (Editura Humanitas Fiction, 2016), fericiți ar fi să lase așteptările în afara coperților. Înăuntru se găsește o lume profană, cosmopolită şi zgomotoasă, cu planuri de acțiune care se desfășoară precum lâna pe un ghem.Deja ai ajuns la jumătatea cărții când realizezi că trăiești experiența unei lecturi puzzle în care încă nu e clar dacă te găsești pe picio [...]


    10. "Angels, it is said, are often unsure whether they pass among the living or the dead." (Rainer Maria Rilke)When trying to characterize Cees Nooteboom's novel Lost Paradise (2005) in one word, "ethereal" immediately comes to mind. Synonyms of "ethereal" are many: "delicate, exquisite, dainty, elegant, graceful, fragile, airy, fine, subtle". Except for "fragile", all these adjectives fit the book perfectly. I would add three more adjectives to specify my perception of the book: "whimsical, enchant [...]


    11. In this book, Nooteboom sets out to connect two seemingly unrelated strangers whom he has glimpsed on his travels -- a beautiful woman aboard a Berlin-bound flight and a haggard-looking man on a Holland train platform -- and to explore the major impact that small interactions can have on the course of our journeys.The beautiful woman becomes Alma, a young woman of German descent, who leaves her parents' Sao Paolo home on a hot summer night in a fit of depression. Her engine dies in one of the ci [...]


    12. If the Eskimos have fifty words for snow then the Scots have fifty for rain. One of these is smirr which means mist-like precipitation; you don’t necessarily realise you’re being rained on but you nevertheless end up wringing from head to foot. That’s what this book felt like to me. Some authors chuck their meanings in your face like a bucket of water; others, Nooteboom in this case, lead you down a meandering path and distract you with all sorts of interesting distractions—mostly angels [...]


    13. Sometimes a book is built around a premise so airy, so fragile, that any attempt at analysis threatens to scatter it to the wind. Such a book is Lost Paradise by Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom. This short novel describes the lives of two people who encounter each other under very odd circumstances and almost immediately lose touch, and then encounter each other again a few years later under different and somewhat less odd circumstances. Alma is a beautiful young woman from Brazil struggling to over [...]


    14. When I read in that A.S.Byatt, called Nooteboom one of the greatest 20th century writers, I was hesitant to pick it up even though it sounded intriguing. Because I remember being equally intrigued by Possession, which I found to be an arrogant, overly intellectual piece of writing. Or maybe I was just really annoyed at a Loyola medieval history grad student acquaintance who carried Possession around like his personal bible. Anyway it didn't bode well for Mr. Nooteboom. However, I was pleasantly [...]


    15. Sejs Notebom već godinama se pominje kao kandidat pred svaku dodelu Nobelove nagrade za književnost, ali pošto piše na holandskom, slabo je dostupan kod nas. Zato sam se i obradovala što ga Arhipelag objavljuje.Međutim eh. Da, Notebom sjajno piše. Ali kad radnja neke knjige moze da se sažme u tri pojma sa TV Tropes e, to je problem. (view spoiler)[(Ako vas zanima: Author Avatar, Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Magical Negro. Zapravo, Magical Aborigine. I taj poslednji je pa, recimo, mnogo stereo [...]


    16. Nooteboom has never failed to make leaps that others stand idly wondering about. angels angels galore, aborigines, and connections across disparate spaces and times. Any of his books are amazing, in particular Roads to Santiago, his travelogue essays about his love affair with spain, spanish history, architecture, and painting.


    17. This compact, beautifully written novel demonstrates how it is possible to write effectively and economically while exploring complex themes. I especially enjoyed the thoughts about Australian indigenous clutures:‘All kinds of things were sacred but nothing had been preserved in a book.’



    18. Like others, I'm not sure what to make of this. It seems to be how lives can cross in ways that seem miraculous and effect those involved the same way. Both spare and replete.



    19. (almost 4 stars)I read this book very fast but Im not sure what I thought of it. I preferred the first part of the book (Almas story). Throughout the book not much really happens or is explained. But there are two stories: one of a woman and one of a man. Both are looking for paradise. Neither really finds it The prologue is the author in the heavens on a plane and the epilogue finishes his story. He is also travelling somewhere.What made this book so readable was the interesting writing style i [...]


    20. I found this disappointing after Roads to Santiago and All Souls' Day. I didn't really like the prologue or epilogue. I found Alma really interesting and wished he'd written a longer book just about her.


    21. Mmmm es una narrativa entretenida pero no llegó a fascinarme. Lo que más me gustó fue sin duda el prólogo. Habrá que ver otra cosa de este señor para confirmar.Siento que puede llegar a pasar como Murakami, que siempre lees el siguiente libro esperando que ese cuaje totalmente pero no pasa.


    22. The kind of book which goes straight to the re-read list after being read.A real uroboros type of reading experience. And with the pure aftertaste of wisdom. Nooteboom makes you feel a good reader.Love.


    23. Ovo je prva knjiga Sejsa Noteboma koju sam pročitala. Bilo mi je zanimljivo da se upoznam sa njegovim stilom pisanja. Jasno mi je zašto spada u značajnije pisce današnjice.


    24. "Lost Paradise" starts with a comprehensible premise and quickly lingers into poetic musings with no seeming concern for the plot development. I was interestingly in the right temperament, and was happy to go where Nooteboom happened to take me. Maybe, that is why I wasn't startled as much when the main character, after surviving a horrible gang rape in Brazil, ends up in Australian outbacks looking for well, something. Her intention is to visit the 'Sickness Dreaming Place'. Along the way, she [...]


    25. The book has two somewhat interrelated parts. Where I found the first part mesmerizing, I found my interest flagging in the second. Alma and Almut are two young Brazilian women. Alma is "European," that is, both her parents are from Germany. Alma is, on the other hand, perhaps "more Brazilian," her family containing many national and ethnic elements.Both are fascinated with Australia and with the esoteric culture of the indigenous people. They travel to Australia, where Almut the European seesth [...]


    26. Οταν πριν από καμιά 20ετία είχα τυχαία διαβάσει τις Ιεροτελεστίες του ιδίου συγγραφέα, είχα τόσο πολύ εντυπωσιαστεί που ακόμη το θυμάμαι ως ένα από τα απολαυστικότερα πράγματα που έχω διαβάσει ποτέ (συμπεριλαμβανομένων και των μενού εστιατορίων). Το συγκεκριμένο όμως, Lost Par [...]


    27. Cees Noteboom is one of these authors that developed a cult following around him. This is my first try. Not very successful I would say. Brazilian girl decides to drive at night in the middle of a favela (who does that?). Car breaks down. Gets gang raped and loses interest in life. Decides to go to Australia to understand the meaning of it all. Gets laid with a mysterious aboriginal artist that does not say anything but knows the ancient secrets (or at least she believes he does). Gets healed. M [...]


    28. This was a book of empty beauty for me. There are two apparently separate stories which eventually intersect in an improbable and unbelievable way. Is it beautiful? Yes, but not in a satisfactory way in my opinion. The Brazilian protagonist of the first story sees the incomprehensible magic and sad present and future of Australian aborigines but doesn't give much of a thought to the same qualities in the ian native people in her own country nor to the class difference between herself and the rap [...]


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