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Cees Nooteboom - The Following Story

Multiple award-winning Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom on his novel The Following Story.

This quixotic ‘novel of ideas’ blends philosophical reflection with the haunting tale of Herman Mussert, a retired, outmoded ancient language teacher preoccupied with Classical antiquity. After falling asleep one evening in Amsterdam, he mysteriously wakes the next morning in a hotel room in Lisbon where he slept with another man’s wife twenty years earlier. From here Mussert embarks on an enigmatic journey of the mind, contemplating passion, death, wisdom and disillusionment. Presented by Harriet Gilbert.

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50 minutes

Broadcasts

  • Sun 7 Feb 2016 04:06GMT
  • Sun 7 Feb 2016 14:06GMT
  • Sun 7 Feb 2016 15:06GMT
  • Sun 7 Feb 2016 18:06GMT
  • Wed 10 Feb 2016 09:06GMT
  • Wed 10 Feb 2016 13:06GMT
  • Wed 10 Feb 2016 23:06GMT
  • Thu 11 Feb 2016 02:06GMT

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