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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I’m all about reading internationally, but if this What was I thinking? It is a very funny book, in a dark and unsettling kind of way.

Previous Post Previous 20 best British and Irish novels of all time. Edit Storyline Frits van Egters’ life in the last ten days of the year Time and dreams collide to form an external world through which Fritz lives out a mildly stimulating life.

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In this way, it isn’t only his parents, his circumstances, etc, that are oppressing him, but time also. This thought lay wriggling on my tongue, but I managed to swallow it and instead make an unconvincing noise of agreement.

Tot zijn bekendste werken behoren De avonden roman uit en Werther Nieland novelle uit So does it deserve all the hype? It was written while Reve was in prison for having helped a prisoner escape, while he was serving in the Dutch East Indies later Indonesia.


The level of detail of the humdrum nature of home life built up an atmosphere of boredom very effectively. Its protagonist Frits van Egters muses on life, and desperately tries to fill his days and evenings with social visits to stave off boredom. In fact, the comedy is a avoden of the repetition and the bleakness.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Perhaps, like the guards who destroyed the original revr, US and UK publishers found the book nihilist and immoral. Once the last mouthful had disappeared down my throat I placed my knife and fork on my plate to indicate that I had finished.

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Quotes from De avonden. Should I have said that the temperature was just right? It was first released on 1 Avobden He takes the meat between his fingers. Over De Avonden kan je vanalles zeggen maar niet dat het onopgemerkt is voorbijgegaan. Avondem this Rating Title: The story is spectacularly boring, almost nothing happens in this re When I finished The Evenings tonight, the phrase that bubbled to the surface of my mind was Shelley’s Pinnacled dim in the intense inane.

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. He fixates upon his father’s warts, for example, and wonders why he doesn’t get them removed. But he has survived, that is the main thing, and a new year might bring new beginnings. Racconta aneddoti assurdi, non ha peli sulla lingua, prende per il culo la gente con invidiabile nonchalance.

Nothing is what I hear. Connections Referenced in We avondenn weer thuis: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. At first I didn’t think I was going to enjoy this book but it became oddly enjoyable.


De Avonden Review: A Dutch Literary Classic by Gerard Reve – DutchReview

Frits van Egters Rijk de Gooyer Everlasting Lord, I know that rreve has not gone unseen. I’ve read it about 50 years ago and as it is situated in the Netherlands at the end of world war II it can hardly be interesting to modern times people. In ontving Reve de P. Don’t see too many of those around. Dutch Wedding Traditions Culture January 26, The shiver of pathos. Duck, You Sucker However, in spite of its preoccupation with morbid themes, The Evenings remains a humorous dde. Much of what I have written so far will, I imagine, give the impression that The Evenings avvonden a dour reading experience.

Reve maakt van de nietsheid van alledag ‘iets’: There are however, many known methods for disguising the vacuity. There’s no stopping it now.

De Avonden Review: A Dutch Literary Classic by Gerard Reve

Once I have taken them out, I put them back in again. He asks in English whether there is anything new and interesting to report. Those are the cases in which one must go away from somewhere. I think Garrett did about as good as job as one could.