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- DescriptionSocrates is a former classics teacher at a lycee. Dr Strabon is a travel writer and Mussert is a misanthrope, but also the man behind the masks of these other incongruous alter egos. In this novel, Nooteboom illustrates the polarities and similarities of scientific reality and philosophical theory.
- Author BiographyCees Nooteboom was born in the Hague in 1933. He is a poet and the author of prize-winning fiction and travel books. In 1993 The Following Story won the Aristeion European Literature Prize. His books have been translated into many languages.
- PrizesShort-listed for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1996 and IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1996.
- Author(s)Cees Nooteboom
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication06/06/1996
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2003
- ImprintThe Harvill Press
- Out-of-print date22/04/2016
- Weight120 g
- Width128 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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