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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—expend all their energy on a walk lasting from half past ten in the morning till late in the afternoon , without , it would seem , even once taking a break or going inside . I've been told there are even men who stroll past the windows ...
The sick man's face was thin , but even so it looked swollen , as though it was moist inside . On a chair were bottles of medicine , a breakfast plate with a knife , and a chessboard . “ I was playing chess with Hans this afternoon ...
Once I was inside Aunt Jaanne would leave her post again for a moment to scurry into the hall and lock the door . When I went away they would follow me and lock the door after me , and by the time I was in the street I could see them ...
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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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