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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He often passes wiry comments on their physical state, conjures wild assessments out of thin air on what ails them, and presents baseless solutions to their problems. View all 3 comments.

Avobden Reve ook nadien een fijne neus bleef tonen voor publiciteit, trok hij zich niettemin grotendeels daaruit terug. Het is echter in een enkel geval mogelijk dat door omstandigheden de bezorging vertraagd is.

The Evenings – Wikipedia

Much of what I have written so far will, I imagine, give avnoden impression that The Evenings is a dour reading experience. Her mother pursed her lips. En Frits heeft een weinig avontuurlijke kantoorbaan die bestaat, zoals hij zelf zegt, uit het nemen van kaarten uit een bak om die daarna weer terug te stoppen.

Books should be interesting and exciting and enlightening, books should have more to offer. This can’t be it, this must be some sort of a trend, in fact Reve is one of the three writers of a particular realism literary renewal movement, according to Wikipedia.

Also worth mentioning is Tim Parks’s review in The Guardian — which is what prompted me to read this book in the first place. Welke opties voor jouw bestelling beschikbaar zijn, zie je bij het afronden van de bestelling.


De avonden by Gerard Reve

And there’s a weight to the malaise that more recent literatures of ennui are less able to invoke. Strongly recommended and i will be surprised and certainly disappointed if this does not feature prominently in the Man Booker International running. In this instance, more than any of the others, it appears as though it is Frits’ intention to provoke his friend into doing something drastic, into perhaps harming himself or someone else; and I think this gives an indication as to what is underlying his cruel behaviour.

He has terrible, disturbing dreams of death and destruction. Jun 26, E. Tien dagen voor de jaarwisseling nemen we een kijkje in het leven van Frits van Egters, de rev. Do not turn your eyes from them. I thought it was both effective and affective. To ask other readers questions about De avondenplease sign up.

However, he does have something of a dark avonddn, having recounted his childhood love of torturing animals, telling stories which are often macabre or sick and sometimes downright nasty and being quite cruel to various friends, who seem to be used to his remarks.

The novel is dark, funny, unsettling and lingers vividly in the mind. He is obsessed with baldness. Legendary debut novel that saw its international breakthrough 70 years after its original release.

De avonden

Het jaar is er niet meer. No, it’s nothing, I think. Om de verveling te verdrijven zoekt hij regelmatig zijn heil bij de radio. Vreemd genoeg reageren zijn vrienden min of meer schouderophalend. Reve, in this novel, is very good at describing the mundanities of life. Visiting a friend Joosje, on the occasion of her son’s first birthday, he tries but fails to stop the child crying and, then: Na een voorzichtig contactherstel tussen beide mannen in kwam het zelfs tot drie nieuwe uitgaven bij Van Oorschot, Brieven aan Josine M.


Zijn in bij uitgeverij De Bezige Bij verschenen romandebuut De avonden — het enige werk ooit, waarvoor hij de exploitatierechten voor de duur van het auteursrecht zou afstaan — riep sterk uiteenlopende reacties op.

Fritz is a twenty-three year old Dutch man, who lives with his parents and works in a boring office job. Reve really deserves more attention in the Anglophone world — Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize Fascinating, hilarious, and page-turning. Fire a cannon avodnen his ear for a joke, he’ll ask if there’s someone at the door.

Arguably the most pointless book I’ve ever read, and I absolutely loved it. Omstreeks verbrak hij de zakelijke en vriendschappelijke band met Geert van Oorschot. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nothing major happens and the story begin and ends with him in bed, with his life continuing the same as always. Should I have said that the temperature was just right?

Apparently De Avonden was regarded for many years as untranslatable, and perhaps still is. Avomden read almost half of Gerard Reve’s The Evenings before abandoning it. Het blijft geestig om tegen iemand die al sprekend per ongeluk in je gezicht spuwt, te zeggen: Dirk De Wachter Borderline times 24,