On 1 November , Gerard Reve published what was to become one of the classics of Dutch literature. Set during the last ten dark days of , the story. Buy De Avonden by Gerard Reve (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The Evenings, by Gerard Reve, translated from the Dutch, De Avonden, by Sam Garrett, published by Pushkin Press, London, Jan. 31

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Boek – De avonden. Een winterverhaal – Letterenfonds

Toen bekend werd dat Elsevier zijn literaire activiteiten overhevelde naar een andere uitgeverij waarvan hij niet gediend was, stapte Reve over naar uitgeverij Veen, waar sindsdien op drie uitzonderingen na zijn overige werk zou verschijnen.

In this instance, more than any of the avonnden, it appears as though it is Frits’ intention to provoke his friend into doing something avondfn, into perhaps harming himself or someone else; and I think this gives an indication as to what is underlying his cruel behaviour.

Why did Gerard Reve write this novel in the first place? A little masterpiece – a provocative reminder that life goes on even in the bleakest of circumstances Los Angeles Review of Books A gerarf work of postwar European fiction What is remarkable about it, however, is that it is also very funny. Artikel over onder andere dit boek: Lists with This Book. From the deep midnight of shattered Europe, Reve crafted not only an existential masterwork worthy to stand with Beckett or Albert Camus, but an oblique historical testament The Economist It’s a testament to Reve’s writing and imagination that the question of Frits avoden haunt the reader long after they’re finished Pop Matters.


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Sometimes he talks to a toy rabbit. A genuine joy, and a searing look at the emptiness of life, as relevant t Arguably the most pointless book I’ve ever read, and I absolutely loved it.

Accept Reject Read More. Vond je dit een nuttige review? No, it’s nothing, I think. Maar is het ook nu nog leesbaar of geard dit boek zijn pensioengerechtigde leeftijd bereikt?

Indeed, this partly explains his obsession with baldness, which is most often a sign of ageing, is, you gerars say, a kind of decomposition or certainly malfunction of the body. Visiting a friend Joosje, on the occasion of her son’s first birthday, he tries but fails to stop the child crying and, then: Helaas liep ik zelf stevige vertraging op.

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Brilliant and imperceptibly devastating. Zijn dood, op 8 aprilen zijn uitvaart een week later, leidden geve een voor kunstenaars ongekende media-aandacht. Until a quarter to four he remained seated on the bed shivering and leading through a book. In Chapter and evening 2, at his brother’s and apropos of nothing, he returns to his favourite theme: Yet as a portrait of avondwn monotony of suburban life in post-war Amsterdam, The Evenings succeeds in entertaining.

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See them in their need. Moreover, it is clear that Frits has mortality on his mind. While it may not be a healthy way of dealing with his dissatisfaction, or boredom, one gets the impression that Frits’ provoking of Maurits is a little like poking a big, powerful dog or bungee jumping; which is to say that it is thrill seeking by virtue of dicing with danger. Un ragazzo ossessionato dal tempo, dal suo scorrere e dalle tracce che esso lascia sugli uomini: I take cards out of a file.


Het gaat slecht, verder gaat het goed…maar wat moeten we daarmee!? He is obsessed with baldness. But it is the fear. A 23 year old man lives with his parents, sleeps, dreams, eats, works and has conversations which come across as exchanges of particularly unexciting, pointless and uninteresting anecdotes. Misschien vond ik het zo een vreselijk boek, omdat het verhaal net iets te confronterend was Liefdevol thuis verzorgd door Schafthuizen zo lang het nog kon, verbleef Reve de laatste anderhalf jaar van zijn leven in een verzorgingstehuis in de buurt van zijn huis, waar Schafthuizen hem iedere dag bezocht.

If you were not already forced to read it during school, then The Evenings is well worth a look.

Digital Library for Dutch Literature svonden Dutch. Het jaar is er niet meer. Did you read De Avonden at school? The potatoes were fine, but very good seemed like an exaggeration.