Cees Nooteboom, best known for his novel "The Following Story," is one of the most distinguished and significant authors living in the Netherlands today."Self-Portrait of an Other "is one of the most unique and innovative works in his oeuvre. Written in response to and published together with a series of drawings by the Berlin-based artist Max Neumann, the book draws on Nooteboom s personal reflections his arsenal of memories, dreams, fantasies, landscapes, stories and nightmares and presents a set of prose poems that complements and echoes Neumann s work. Full of striking scenes and disturbing images, the poems, driven by the logic of dreams, create the self-portrait of the title.Available now for the first time in English, "Self-Portrait of an Other "brings together both the images and the text inspired by them, creating an unusual and creative poetic collection."Praise for Nooteboom" Nooteboom s] books seem metaphors for art itself. Ed Park, "Village Voice"