All Souls' Day
Cees Nooteboom Susan Massotty
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Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM By Cees Nooteboom Susan Massotty

A profound and searching new work from one of Europe s major contemporary writers Arthur Daane, a documentary film maker and inveterate globetrotter, has lost his wife and child in a plane crash In ALL SOULS DAY we follow Arthur as he wanders the streets of Berlin, a city uniquely shaped by history Berlin provides the backdrop for Daane s reflections on life as he planA profound and searching new work from one of Europe s major contemporary writers Arthur Daane, a documentary film maker and inveterate globetrotter, has lost his wife and child in a plane crash In ALL SOULS DAY we follow Arthur as he wanders the streets of Berlin, a city uniquely shaped by history Berlin provides the backdrop for Daane s reflections on life as he plans his latest project a self funded film that will show the world through Daane s eyes With a new circle of friends a philosopher, a sculptor and a physicist Arthur discusses everything from history to metaphysics, and the cumulative power of remembered images and philosophical musings on the meaning of our contemporary existence comes to permeate the atmosphere of the book Then one cold, wintry day, Daane meets the young history student Elik Orange and his world is turned upside down Whenever this mysterious woman beckons, Daane is compelled to follow ALL SOULS DAY is, finally, an elegiac love story in which the personal histories of the characters are skilfully interwoven with the history of the countries in which they find themselves It is also the poignant and affecting tale of a man coming to terms
  • Title: All Souls' Day
  • Author: Cees Nooteboom Susan Massotty
  • ISBN: 9780330392600
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback

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Steffi Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Wunderbar melancholische Beschreibungen Berlins Mitte der 90er Jahren, die immer wieder an Wenders Film „Der Himmel über Berlin" erinnern, auch wenn der im Jahrzehnt zuvor spielt: Die graue Tristesse des Berliner Winters, Begegnungen mit Menschen, Melancholie, die Stimmen von Engeln, Seelen? Auch gibt es wie im Film Szenen in der Berliner Staatsbibliothek. Dazwischen wunderbare Dialoge zwischen Freunden über Geschichte, Philosophie, Kunst.
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Elena Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
There are many books that I read in the course of the year and enjoy, some that I enjoy immensely. These books I close with a sigh and indulge in a bit of reflection. Their contents pop up in my thoughts frequently over the next few days - after that, less frequently, but still occasionally stopping by. All Souls Day is not one of those books. All Souls Day is a book which for me finished rather undramatically. There was no moment of reflection. There was an awareness, rather, that the journey i [...]
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Haaike Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Moeilijk om er in te komen in het begin, waardoor ik het eerst opzij legde en later weer opnam. Kan mij inbeelden dat het voor sommigen iets te "literair" zal zijn bij momenten, maar zelf lees ik dat wel graag. En hoewel het verhaal mij de hele tijd wel greep, ging mijn beoordeling pas op het einde over van 4 naar 5 sterren. Omdat een boek dat mij naar adem doet happen, dat mij doet stoppen om even tegen de muur te leunen en te bekomen, niet minder dan dat kan krijgen.
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Julia Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Definitely a book which would deserve a re-read in the future as Nooteboom adresses just too many topics in a too intellectual way to grasp it all during a first read - and a fast one, as despite of the philosophical musings this is a very readable book with endearing characters. Set between Amsterdam, Berlin and Spain, the story spans personal and national history and interweaves them in the creation of a world of its own without being doctrinal: The author knows that historiography is never fu [...]
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Peter Ka Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Just boring. I read 150 pages but I decided I won't spend any more time on it. I haven't done that in over 15 years probably.
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Jule Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
I have now officially given up on this one. Maybe one day when I'm old and wrinkly or a housewife I'll have time
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Özlem Güzelharcan Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Hollanda Edebiyatı ile yeni tanışanlara: Noteboom gibi sıkıcı anlatım ve gereksiz melankoli peşinde değil tüm Hollandalı yazarlar, pes etmeyin.
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Paul A. Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
I think it's more a 3.5, it could be a 4, but there is some details about the way of telling the story I didn't like.I think the text (in the Barthian sense) is really good, there is a constant flow-consciousness from the character through the narrator. In fact, in the first half from the book we can draw a lineal line of time of two days long forth, and a winding line back, many years ago. The important here is the winding line, that is made of past facts, little dialogues, old thoughts, all re [...]
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Marc Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
The main character Daane is typical of Nooteboom: strong sartrean, an outsider with a strong melancholic outlook on life (weighed down by the past). Berlin takes important place in this novel, especially as an illustration of the troublesome dealing with the past. The interventions of the choir are very successful and explain the fundamental theme: the weight of the past.The story around Elik is not very credible (in fact the figure itself is very volatile), especially the end with the resurrect [...]
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Red Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
net als de ontdekking van de hemel is dit boek ingekaderd door gesprekken van wezens van hogere orde. een zusje van het boek van mulisch zou je allerzielen kunnen noemen en daarom niet zo heel orgineel voor die tijd (eind jaren negentig). het belangrijkste verschil is dat nooteboom nooit pedant wordt. je blijft sympatie voelen voor de personen die worden beschreven. een heerlijk boek dat je doet verlangen naar de tijd van voor 9/11.
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Tyler Jones Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Will you like it? If, when I say "introspective" you think "dull", then probably not. But this book cast a spell on me when I first read it years ago and it has haunted me ever since. I found it elegant, thought provoking and beautiful. It is a great meditation on the relationship between the personal and the historical - using the city of Berlin as the gateway between these worlds.
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Mary Warnement Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
I should have put this back on the shelf long ago. I selected it because set in Berlin, and though the main character is a cameraman, his friends in Berlin include an academic, an artist, and a scientist. And a young grad student studying a Spanish medieval Queen. I enjoyed the visits to Berlin's library, one of my fav places. I often enjoy academic novels but this was too full of philosophical claptrap. And the chorus of the dead? Their four word referred to again and again throughout, "and we, [...]
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Lukasz Pruski Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
"The point was that the past could be accessed and therefore still existed. And it would continue to exist until the act of describing the world ceased to exist, together with the world itself."I am writing this just ten days after Brexit, and it is a difficult time for me because the event has dealt a severe blow to one of the most wonderful ideas in world's political history - the unification of Europe in the form of the EU. That the countries such as Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy and [...]
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Marjanneke Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Ik vond het een lastig te lezen boek, en het is denk ik een boek wat je zeker een tweede keer moet lezen om er meer van te begrijpen. Ik bleef wel lezen omdat ik benieuwd was wat er verder kwam, maar toen het uit was wist ik niet zo goed wat ik er nu van moest vinden.
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Franske Brandt Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Prachtig geschreven, in een ruk uitgelezen. Mooie zinnen, vol met wijsheid, dialoog en ook de vorm; de tussenhoofdstukken van het ‘koor’ vond ik boeiend. De moeite waard.
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Bookaholic Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Ce facem cu nenorocirea care ni se administrează zilnic? – este una dintre multele întrebări care se ridică din paginile romanului Ziua Morților al lui Cees Nooteboom. Autorul olandez propune aici, drept modalitate de păstrare a omenescului viu, distanțarea prin însingurare, ieșirea din cadru și, implicit, privirea aruncată înspre lume dintr-o zonă aflată în spatele scenei pe care oamenii își beau, inconștienți, porția zilnică de teroare. Dezumanizarea privirii este un lai [...]
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Asa Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
All souls' day centers around two things: a discussion about history, both personal and political, and a kind of love story. I found the historical discussion very interesting, especially as it plays out between Arthur Daane and his friends and love interest. Arthur is the main character, a middle-aged man who lost his wife and son years ago in a place crash, and (perhaps because of that loss) who tends to take history, especially the 20th century European kind, very personally and is obsessed w [...]
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Robert Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
When I was reading All Souls Day I was reminded of those obscure European art house films I used to watch when I was in my early twenties. Slightly weird, interesting and yet lacks something in order to be truly loved.Arthur Daane is a director of documentaries and treats is life as one whole film that is waiting to be captured on camera. Although he has travelled to some places around the Earth his favourite city is Berlin and while he walks he notices (and films) the details and soaks in the c [...]
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Ursula Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Arthur Daane is a Dutch expatriate living in Berlin. As we soon find out, he lost his wife and young son in a plane crash a while back. He is unmoored in just about every imaginable way - detached from his country, from his family, from himself. He has a small group of friends, artists of various types, and he has a job as a photographer. But he'd rather spend his time taking photos of people's feet on the streets of Berlin for reasons that are not clear to him.It's a book where not a lot happen [...]
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Yves Bekaert Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Veel handelingen zijn er niet in deze roman, maar wat er gebeurt, heeft een overdonderende lading. Voor het eerst schreef Nooteboom een roman van vierhonderd pagina's en het lijkt erop dat hij al zijn voorafgaande boeken in één overweldigende roman wilde samenvatten. Het is een roman van de levenden over de doden. De zielen van de gestorvenen kijken het hele jaar uit naar 2 november, die ene dag waarop ze herdacht worden. Maar voor hoofdpersonage Arthur Daane is het iedere dag Allerzielen. Hij [...]
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Steve Johnson Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
One of my favourite novels from Cees Nooteboom. I have to admit that I found it a bit hard and slow to get into at first, the first 150 pages or so I thought were kind of boring and the size of this novel is unusually large when compared with most other Nooteboom novels. It features trademark Nooteboom elements, but still initially I didn't like it as much.However this all changed a bit further in, at which point I could hardly stop reading. I had to stop myself because it was too great for it t [...]
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Coulter Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
This would get five stars if it were a collection of essays or short stories - I kept noting down things I wanted to remember from it - but, as it is billed as a novel, I'm going to dock it a star for being just a bit too static and, more importantly, for not developing the side characters more: the main character (a Dutch film-maker living in Berlin) has a circle of friends in Berlin that he spends much of the novel chatting to, but they come across more as mouthpieces for various (often philos [...]
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Tarah Luke Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
#1001books #701leftYet another one that wasn't for me, and one I am fairly sure that, if I picked it up again in 10 or more years, still wouldn't be something "for me." It is probably the main character's obsession with a Berlin that no longer exists and that no one else seems to care about, or the crappy love affair that he embarks upon, or maybe just the overly long philosophical discussions. Whatever it was, it never clicked with me. This was dreary and depressing in so many ways I can't even [...]
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Arjen Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
'But that was then' this line struck me as being the core of this novel about moving on. Moving on after the unification of East and West Germany, moving on after the death of loved ones, getting on with life after a break-up. Arthur, the main character of the book, is a Dutch film maker living in Berlin who has a private passion for filming things that hardly move on, such as water in a river, or the feet of passersby on the street, clearly not yet up to speed on 'but that was then'. When he me [...]
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Jaimie Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Arthur Daane's preoccupation with capturing ordinary life on film is mirrorred in the author's presentation of his protagonist's life. Readers are taken on a journey of observation where the normal routines of Daane's life are explored, fixating on dinners with friends, ruminations on his film project, and momentary journeys out of country for work as a cameraman. Daan's life momentarily spikes in action when he meets the enigmatic (if strange) Elik, a woman who treats his as an object of her ow [...]
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Ron Noteborn Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Het was even wennen in het begin. Je word meegesleept in een stroom van gedachtes en ideeën, associaties van een man die door de sneeuw in Berlijn loopt. Er gebeurt niet zoveel. En dat blijft eigenlijk maar zo doorgaan, maar ik herken dat van mezelf. Hoe je van het een op het ander komt. En het mooie vond ik dan die kring van vrienden. Bijna te mooi om waar te kunnen zijn. Ik bleef maar lezen ook al waren niet al die gedachtes en ideeën aan mij besteed, dan toch is er een schoonheid in zo'n on [...]
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Susu Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Ein Dokumentarfilmer, der durch sein Leben geistert und sich in Berlin treiben lässt - eigentlich gibt es über die Handlung an sich nicht viel zu erzählen. Nooteboom beschreibt das Leben des Mannes so intensiv - und dabei gleich auch noch ein Stadtbild Berlins - noch mit Baustelle am Potsdamer Platz. Sehr lesenswert und packend
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Marco Cerbo Sep 19, 2020 - 21:12 PM
Bel romanzo, solido e profondo. Un olandese trapiantato in Germania, il suo tragico passato (moglie e figlio sono morti in un incidente aereo) vive una relazione difficile con una giovane ricercatrice di storia medievale. La trama è accompagnata dalle sagaci discussioni fra gli amici del protagonista.
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All Souls' Day By Cees Nooteboom Susan Massotty A profound and searching new work from one of Europe s major contemporary writers Arthur Daane, a documentary film maker and inveterate globetrotter, has lost his wife and child in a plane crash In ALL SOULS DAY we follow Arthur as he wanders the streets of Berlin, a city uniquely shaped by history Berlin provides the backdrop for Daane s reflections on life as he planA profound and searching new work from one of Europe s major contemporary writers Arthur Daane, a documentary film maker and inveterate globetrotter, has lost his wife and child in a plane crash In ALL SOULS DAY we follow Arthur as he wanders the streets of Berlin, a city uniquely shaped by history Berlin provides the backdrop for Daane s reflections on life as he plans his latest project a self funded film that will show the world through Daane s eyes With a new circle of friends a philosopher, a sculptor and a physicist Arthur discusses everything from history to metaphysics, and the cumulative power of remembered images and philosophical musings on the meaning of our contemporary existence comes to permeate the atmosphere of the book Then one cold, wintry day, Daane meets the young history student Elik Orange and his world is turned upside down Whenever this mysterious woman beckons, Daane is compelled to follow ALL SOULS DAY is, finally, an elegiac love story in which the personal histories of the characters are skilfully interwoven with the history of the countries in which they find themselves It is also the poignant and affecting tale of a man coming to terms

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