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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The lights in the windows of the canal houses make everything look smaller , like a living room . The gentle melancholy of port cities , because the air is always filled with homesickness . The walker I am walks past the Dam Palace that ...
You entered through a small living room that my uncle , the few times he was home , half filled all by himself . In three steps you were at the window that looked out on the street , the tram tracks , and an alley ...
RED - LIGHT DISTRICT Living in the Red - Light District Maarten ' t Hart a IN 1956 , WHEN ASKED in an interview what the best environment for a writer was , William Faulkner replied , “ ... The best job that was ever offered to me was ...
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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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