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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It survives in archives , poems , street names , and proverbs , in the words and tonalities of the language , the way faces in the paintings of Hals and Rembrandt survive in the faces we see , just as our words and faces among all those ...
His face was glistening with sweat . “ Mother doesn't think it's funny at all , ” Aunt Jaanne said . “ You've been very naughty , Otto . ” “ Otto naughty ! ” he yelled , his face twisted anxiously . The phonograph was playing busily ...
Aunt Jaanne's face gave the impression of being inflamed by fever . “ He can't stay at the children's home or the school anymore , ” she answered . “ He has to go to Apeldoorn . I'm taking him there tomorrow .
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Readers' groups ought to check out this publisher's series of geographically focused anthologies, which offer lively piecemeal portrayals of various faraway places in attractive, inexpensive volumes ... Leer comentario completo
J J Voskuil Sunday Morning
Martin Bril Café Walem
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