Hugo Claus was born in Bruges, Belgium, in 1929, and his work has been translated into more than nine languages. He is Holland's most esteemed contemporary writer and has been a candidate for the Nobel Prize.
From the author of The Sorrow of Belgium (1983) and one of 'the first rank of European poets of the late 20th century' (J.M. Coetzee) and for the first time in English: a new translation and extensive selection of the undisputed highlights of Hugo Claus's poetic oeuvre. From the emotional and erotic outpouring of the 'mad dog stanzas' in 'Morning, You' to interpretations of Shakespeare's sonnets...
First published in English to wide acclaim in 1928, The Case of Sergeant Grischa is the story of a soldier of the Russian Army and prisoner of war of the Germans who escapes and tries to find his way home across the war-ravaged wastes of Central Europe.
During the course of an idyllic summer's day in the country, a senseless crime in committed. In its wake, fantasies and passions, desire and loss unite the destinies of the villagers. Most affected is young Martin: his fertile imagination inspires him to identify now with the swordfish - terror of the seas - now with Clint Eastwood, but above all with Jesus Christ.
Jazz was originally published in 1959, and since then it has become one of the most collectible photography books of the mid-twentieth century, ranking alongside the more widely known work of Christer Stromholm and Robert Frank.
This special limited edition is made from a copy of the first edition found in van der Elsken's library, in which the name of each performing artist--Ella, Louis, Chet--was written on every page in the artist's hand in silver ink.
"Der Belgier Hugo Claus zählt zu den bedeutendsten europäischen Schriftstellern der Gegenwart. Mit seinen Romanen ist er auch hierzulande längst ein Begriff. Doch der mehrfach für den Nobelpreis vorgeschlagene Autor ist auch ein herausragender Dramatiker. FREITAG handelt von den verhängnisvollen Spätfolgen eines Inzestes in einer kleinbürgerlichen, katholischen Familie. Der Autor schafft...
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