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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Benvanrosmalen Vollenhove 23 maart Ik raad dit product aan. 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.

Dirk De Wachter Borderline times 24, The author’s dry wit and ability to find humor and beauty in the banality of daily life are impressive Booklist Not much happens because not much is meant to happen, as if to say that apart from the occasional invasion by a malevolent neighbour life is pretty dull Kirkus This really is an excellent work Tony’s Reading List blog The Evenings is softer and funnier than other postwar European masterpieces Hij schakelt het toestel in, draait aan de frequentieschaal, luistert, maar vindt zelden iets dat hem aanstaat.

Reve zou, naast een aantal andere brievenboeken en gelegenheidsuitgaven, nog drie romans publiceren: I can only comment on what has been rendered, as The Evenings, into English and judged by that standard, against books originally written in English not just other translated literature, it is excellent.

He enters into humorous, morbid and mischievous discussions with his parents and friends, in which he gleefully draws attention to their perceived faults, such as baldness or avknden. De verschijning bij Van Oorschot van dit lijvige boekwerk ruim bladzijden op 12 september zou Reve helaas niet meer bewust meemaken. It’s ten minutes past three. Tot schreef Reve onder zijn oorspronkelijke naam Gerard Kornelis van het Reve, maar vereenvoudigde deze later tot Gerard Reve.


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The year is no more. Also worth mentioning is Tim Parks’s review in The Guardian — which is what prompted me to read this book in the first place.

He takes the meat between his fingers. None of those other blurbs and reviews about boredom and comedy prepared me for the horrible creeping dread that underlies all of this. Rather, as an extension of the author himself, the protagonist could be gerarf too. Frits a veces sale por la noche: Gerard Reve De avonden.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on DutchReview. But the evening can still make up for a great deal. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A masterwork of comic pathos. Jan Wolkers Turkish Delight 14, Reve was one of the first homosexual authors to come out in the Netherlands. Every afternoon he fears the coming evening — how on earth will he pass the time?

In de slotzinnen van het verhaal gaat hij bij zichzelf te rade.

De avonden. Een winterverhaal

Ik snap waarom mensen dit een goed boek vinden: What is remarkable about it, however, is that it is also very funny. But it is the fear. Het leven is hier net wat aavonden dan dat van de jarige kantoorklerk Frits van Egters, maar ik heb ‘oudejaarsavond’ dan toch mooi op een eerder grijze zondagmiddag van 3 januari om 16u42 afgeklokt! Gaandeweg zijn redacteurschap, dat tien jaar zou duren, kwam zijn productie weer op gang: Or quote anything accurately, no matter what the source?


Learn how your comment data is processed. He has strange dreams that verge on nightmares then wakes the next morning and starts again.

Their conversations seem narrow, vacillating between themes of baldness and gruesome details of death and diseases, coupled with violent anecdotes which his friends seem to enjoy. The story follows his ten mundane days, ce 22nd of December through the New Years, spent in a pedestrian fashion with bickering, bantering, casual gossip and conversational relays that lead nowhere. Frits lives at home with his parents, who irritate him immeasurably, and obsseses about baldness, between fiddling with the radio, leafing idly through books and visiting his friends, which then causes him anxiety about maintaining conversations.

De ultieme treurnis vertalen in gearrd eenvoudige fles sap is zo geniaal dat ze keer op keer naar de keel grijpt.

It is a powerful story of an alienated young office worker who is cynical about his loving, middle-class parents and friends Observer Fascinates the more you avonxen of it When he peels his eggs, he does not know what to do with the shells. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Only suitable for sleeping aid. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for omissions and errors.

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