The first ever English translation of the novel The. With Thom Hoffman, Rijk de Gooyer, Viviane de Muynck, Pierre Bokma. De avonden Poster Gerard Reve (novel), Rudolf van den Berg | 1 more credit». The latest addition to my website is Gerard Reve’s De avonden [The Evenings]. This book was voted top in a poll by De Amsterdamse.
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The story follows his ten mundane days, from 22nd of December through the New Years, spent in a pedestrian fashion with bickering, bantering, casual gossip and conversational relays that lead nowhere.
Your email address will not be published. He fixates upon his father’s warts, for example, and wonders why he doesn’t get them removed. Did you read De Avonden at school? There is nothing really wrong with The Evenings ; it just wasn’t my particular cup of tea.
Nothing is what I hear. One sterling sample, in which Frits ponders the meaning of his father: Though there is never any mention of the war that has just ended the story is smothered in postwar gloom.
For example, the second or third time Frits highlights the impending baldness of one of his friends one might legitimately furrow one’s brow, yet you come to look forward to it, to gleefully anticipate it, the next time he runs into one of them.
Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times. E tuttavia, e per la prima volta faccio questa riflessione di fronte a uno dei tanti libri deprimenti che mi capita di leggere: 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.
De eindeloze avonden met de ouders, die zonder dromen leven en de banaliteit van het bestaan omarmen.
This slight can easily be overlooked as I have not read anything else by this writer, nor am I much acquainted with his personal life and beliefs. Frits van Egters Rijk de Gooyer Retrieved from ” https: In the summer, it’s even worse. Schrijvers en vertalers Boeken. But the novel became a classic and has continued to appeal to new generations, retaining its eloquent impact to this day. Peace has broken out in Europe and when you’d expect a young man to feel elated, Frits is underwhelmed.
Fijn nog eens te herlezen, maar ‘jaarlijks’ is toch meer iets voor fundi’s. We follow him through Christmas and New Year, out and about town and at home, hear his sarcastic comments to others and share his self-pitying thoughts, watch his little acts of meanness and spitefulness.
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Dat wij veel fortuinlijker dan Frits zijn op het gebied van entertainment dan Frits, is glashelder. I’m all about reading internationally, but if this Avlnden was I thinking? Los Angeles Review of Books. Check out IMDb’s Streaming Guide to see what’s new on Netflix, find out if your favorite streaming show has been renewed or canceled, and more. Not because I was stupid though.
It is as though he has penned a portrait of the embodiment of the Dutch in the post-WWII years, filled with relentlessly upbeat, social and cheerful interactions in public, and dreadful, maddening, avomden desperation inside themselves and at home. If you have found material on this website which is copyrighted by others, please contact the webmaster on this matter in order to have it removed.
De Avonden Review: A Dutch Literary Classic by Gerard Reve – DutchReview
Bep Dela Maria Vaags When it was over,” Frits went on, “we still had dozens of pounds of wheat, kilos of beans and peas. De avonden by Gerard Reve. I looked down at my plate. In de lage landen trapte dit boek de naoorlogse literatuur op gang met een geeuw van verveling en eeve taalgebruik.
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On its way in its very own English’ing by Sam Garrett. Bovendien is het erg goed geschreven. A novel as funny as it is painful.
Then he wakes and acts as if nothing has happened. The novel begins, for instance, with ed dreaming about a funeral and the decomposition, the ‘thin, yellow mush’, that is the fate of us all.
For months, I sprinkled steatite powder on my feet in the morning; it helps a bit, revs, it does help. So while he may engage in polite[ish] small talk, we know that what he is thinking is invariably something negative. It is the dialogue, and in particular the juxtaposition between what Frits says out loud and what he secretly thinks to himself, that offers the greatest source of humour in the novel.
Not that the parents are any better: De bronnen van entertainment zijn tegenwoordig een stuk minder schaars dan in de jaren ’50, waarin met name in dit Hoewel ik veel tragischere boeken rebe gelezen, heeft geen van die boeken me zo kunnen deprimeren als ”De Avonden”.
He is reminiscent of an anthropologist, studying his own family and friends as subjects. Learn more More Like This.
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Most mercilessly, he ridicules Maurits for his missing eye, which, he tells him, makes him unattractive to women. That is worst of it all. This continued for decades, with all its implications, until the NGK Synod ofafter which church members, and later the Synod itself, indeclared Apartheid to be a sin rather than the will of God. See my full review avojden The Bookbag.
Help ons, eeuwige, onze God. Share this Rating Title: It isn’t just that he writes about nothing, it’s that he writes about aavonden in a way you wouldn’t want to read it.
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