A Paperback edition by Hugo Claus in English (Jul 1, 2009)
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"While exposing the remains of Flemish fascism twenty years after the War, Wonder tracks one man's descent into madness. Victor, a bewildered teacher, pursues a mysterious woman... Read more
"While exposing the remains of Flemish fascism twenty years after the War, Wonder tracks one man's descent into madness. Victor, a bewildered teacher, pursues a mysterious woman to a castle in a remote village. There he finds himself trapped among a handful of desperate individuals still living out their collaboration with the Nazis"--Cover flap.
The prose, poetry, and paintings of Hugo Claus (1929-2008) were as influential as they were groundbreaking. His novels include The Sorrow of Belgium, his magnum opus of postwar Europe, as well as Desire, The Swordfish, Mild Destruction, Rumors, and The Duck Hunt. His corpus of poetry is immense and stunningly diverse. Claus's painting led him to become involved in the avant-garde Cobra movement. Impossible to pin down. Claus was eclectic and in constant motion; his work is kaleidoscopic. In addition to receiving every major Dutch-language literary prize, Claus received the 2002 Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding for his body of work.
Michael Henry Heim has translated dozens of novels, plays, and essays from a number of languages. His translations include The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, My Century by Günter Grass, Helping Verbs of the Heart by Péter Esterházy, and Thomas Mann¢s Death in Venice. He is the recipient of the American Literary Translators Association Prize, the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Prize, and the PEN American Center Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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...
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...
Das Echo auf diese Gedichte ist im Niederländischen immer sehr stark gewesen, und faßt man die Einschätzungen zusammen, so ist ein rebellischer Vitalismus wohl das Hauptmerkmal dieser Poesie, der zugleich eine große thematische und formale Vielfalt zugeschrieben wird. Die literarische Moderne, Eliot und Pound, die Mythen der europäischen Tradition - das ist das Material dieser Gedichte. Der...
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