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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Good God , I thought , everything here costs fifty guilders . The trade unions must be behind it , bringing prices in line with each other . A durian , a lay , playing the organ for an hour in the Oude Kerk - it all costs fifty guilders ...
Dead , he thought . Dead meat . He pinched hard and flinched from the pain . He picked up the towel his mother had laid on a chair for him . In the hall he heard soft voices in his parents ' bedroom . Just like in the old house ...
Not because he was worried about his parents or Peter , for he never thought about that , but more because none of this celebration was really a part of him or ever would be . His entire universe had become that other nightmarish one ...
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AMSTERDAM: A Traveler's Literary CompanionCrítica de los usuarios - Kirkus
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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