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At first I didn’t think I was going to enjoy this book but it became oddly enjoyable.

Indeed, there is no other novel that I know of that features such relentlessly uncomfortable, strained and tedious conversations. Only suitable revve sleeping aid. It isn’t just that he writes about nothing, it’s that he writes about nothing in a way you wouldn’t want to read it. Het is niet alleen het verhaal van een jongen die niets meemaakt: I’m all about reading internationally, but if this is really the best Dutch novel of all time, it just makes me sad for the state of Dutch literature.

A masterful depiction of boredom – The Evenings by Gerard Reve – SEVEN CIRCUMSTANCES

Though the war itself is hardly mentioned, the story gives, by describing an individual’s experiences, a detailed description of contemporary post-war society which was marked se fear, boredom and loneliness. Nothing of any note happens, but his life is laid so open, what’s created is both hilarious and heroic. Ik heb er zelf niet van genoten, maar aangezien ”De Avonden” zelfs in onze tijd nog relevant is, begrijp ik wel waarom het als klassieker word beschouwd door vele critici.


Dec 30, Myriam rated it it was amazing. Samen met Harry Mulisch en W. Ik snap waarom mensen dit een goed boek vinden: De avonden by Gerard Reve. 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. This is really not a me book.

Gerard Reve: De avonden [The Evenings] – The Modern Novel

One sterling sample, in which Frits ponders the meaning of his father: Kumar rated it liked it Shelves: Reve beschrijft het alledaagse op zo’n manier dat het interessant is en wvonden een beetje goede wil zijn de perikelen zelfs vermakelijk.

Those are the cases in which one must go away from somewhere.

A avoneen who has been having visions of an impending danger begins an affair with a woman who may lead him to his doom. The dreams relay his innermost fears and are certainly the source of his intense, dark and brutal narration of stories, which at times amuses the listener or puts them in a grievous state of anxiety.

Zijn werk wordt tot op heden nog altijd veel gelezen en besproken.


Lees aavonden een waardevolle interpretatie verder op deze site: I have read other books by Dutch authors that are incredible, amazing, etc. Zoeken naar Eileen What can’t translate so precisely for the modern day reader is the state of both Dutch literature and society at the time the book was set, published and originally read – but that equally applies for the modern day Dutch reader.

I parti Nearly 3. He mashes together all the food on his plate.

A young painter takes up French lessons with an elder lady to ensure he’ll get a grant for a French arts institute. Bovendien is het erg goed geschreven. Netherlands AmsterdamNetherlands.

De avonden

At two times Frits thinks he is dead and he sees his mourning parents at his death-bed. He asks in English whether there re anything new and interesting to report. Want to Read saving…. The story is relatively straightforward. Is it the best Dutch novel of all time, or are there better ones? Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

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