Amsterdam: A Traveler's Literary Companion
Travel to one of the most dynamic cities in the world in the company of its finest writers. The stories in this volume will take you on a personal odyssey through the city's rich past to its dynamic present. Arranged by the areas of Amsterdam they illuminate, these stories offer up a rich literary banquet to the traveler who wishes to experience the character and soul of this great city. Join better-known Dutch writers such as Harry Mulisch and Cees Nooteboom, along with those whose writing appears in English here for the first time, as they lead you along the canals, through the neighborhoods, and from the past to the present in this rare collection of twentieth-century Dutch literature. Contributors include Cees Nooteboom, J.J. Voskuil, Simon Carmiggelt, J. Bernlef, Martin Bril, Remco Campert, Marion Bloem, Maarten 't Hart, Geert Mak, Hermine Landvreugd, Gerrit Komrij, Bas Heijne, Lizzy Sara May, Gerard Reve, Marga Minco, Harry Mulisch, and Hafid Bouazza.
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Vijgendam , because the load of figs just rejected by the food testers was used for filling up canals . The walker stops at a building pit and sees how archaeologists strain the dirt , comb it out , dig for the past with gentle fingers ...
The canal of the Heeren , gentlemen , that one first , confirming the might of the merchants , only then the Keizers ... And those other , transverse canals with names of trees and flowers , Lelie , Egelantier , Roos , and Laurier ...
After dark they threw them in the canal . ... Many other people threw everything in the canals . Sometimes , in the general haste , this or that was left lying on the edge . Wandering along the canal in the twilight ...
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J J Voskuil Sunday Morning
Martin Bril Café Walem
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