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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As he walked down the wide street lined with tall trees on which the museum was located , he stopped for a moment , as was his wont , in front of one of the houses and looked closely at a spot ...
Suddenly , right in front of his eyes , the flames flared up high . Away — he had to get away . He was being gobbled up by the red . But he did not go . He didn't walk out onto the street . He continued to sit there staring ahead ...
Hurriedly I pulled on my coat and ran to the front door . At the very moment I stepped outside , a fire engine drove by , bells ringing violently . “ Fire ! Fire ! ” screamed Ansje . “ Come with me to watch the fire !
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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
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