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    The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories collects thirty six tales one tale per writer and includes familiar names to the English reading public Marcellus Emants Nescio Maria Dermoût Willem Frederik Hermans Harry Mulisch Cees Nooteboom Arnon Grunberg However in the spirit of freshness I will focus my review on six outstand

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    Introduction by Joost ZwagermanChronologyMarcellus Emants An Eccentric Een zonderlingLouis Couperus The Opera Glasses De binocleArthur van Schendel The Green Dream De groene droomNescio Young Titans TitaantjesF Bordewijk The Briefcase De aktetasMaria Dermoût The Sirens De sirenenSimon Vestdijk My Brown Friend De bruine vriendBelcampo Funeral Rights UitvaartA Alberts Green GroenAnton Koolhaas Mr Tip is the Fattest Pig Mijnheer Tip is de dik

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    This was so very good And unexpected I picked it up on a recent trip in Amsterdam and didn't know what to expect Really uite excellent work

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    I feel bad because these stories are supposed to classic dutch short stories but I only liked 2 or 3 Like the opera glass and the s

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    Every month or so The Economist does a review of contemporary fiction from a particular country and recently it was the Netherlands I happen to live there though my Dutch is limited so it was great to find current literatu

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    An excellent overview of Dutch literature and perhaps Dutch spirit through short stories

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    Didn't finish every story but I really like the introduction by Joost Zwagerman Almost all of stories and authors are new to me Great to know them

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    #ReadYo'Shelves#Own Category Short StoriesThis is the best compilation of short stories I have ever read If I could I would rate it with six starsAnd it is such a wonderful edition Penguin did a really good job here Loved t

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    Amazin how much can you learn about a culture when you read about his novels

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For anyone interested in European literature these stories are an undiscovered snapshot of some of the most interesting and important writing of the twentieth and twenty first century From the same culture that consistently draws worldwide attention for its groundbreaking a The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories collects thirty six tales one tale per writer and includes familiar names to the English reading public Marcellus Emants Nescio Maria Dermo t Willem Frederik Hermans Harry Mulisch Cees Nooteboom Arnon Grunberg However in the spirit of freshness I will focus my review on six outstanding Dutch authors whose books of fiction have not yet been translated into English THE KID WITH THE KNIFE by Remco CampertStorytelling magic Remco Campert instantly pulls a reader into a drinking party of young hipsters when Dick tells Wessel there are some people who are not drinking Like that fellow over there Erik s friend Hey Erik what is your friend doing here if he s not drinking Erik says he s a real crazy kid a photographer Really Does his take war photographs No Erik says he takes beautiful photos of Leidseplein youth What s that all about Hold on says Wessel the kid is holding something shinny Dammit he s got a knife he s a kid with a knife Maybe the kid is crazy after all Dick and Wessel go up to the kid and introduce themselves The kid says his name is Oscar What would you like to drink Oscar Oscar tells them he doesn t drink Oh all you need is a knife That s about it says Oscar A little deeper into the conversation Wessel asks Oscar if he knows how to throw his knife Oscar shrugs he shoulders and says he does Wessel presses him is your aim any good Oscar answers flatly yesWessel asks well what if we choose something for you to hit can you hit it The kid answers yes Wessel has Bella one of the cool girls come over and says he has something exciting he d like her to be part of Bella says Far out This Remco Campert tale composed of nearly all dialogue continues the suspense building with every exchange A most remarkable story Remco Campert born 1929WAR IS FUN by Bob den Uyl Listen there s a war on What could a ten year old boy want At last an escape from the rut of going to school each and every day Bob den Uyl s tale of a schoolboy s excitement at the prospect of bombs and death And a third person narrator providing a touch of irony around the edges But the boy s enthusiasm for breaking out of a boring routine is as genuine as it gets And maybe if he s lucky his awful teacher will be one of the casualties Here are several uotable lines Everyone could die any minute The national anthem over and over as though the Holland Belgium march were kicking off three times a day So what if the ueen has fled to England she wouldn t know how to handle a gun anyway Rumors when the marines on the bridges run out of bullets they attack the Krauts with knives when they run out of knives they use their teeth Take that He s dead he has to be A fancy funeral the whole class behind their beloved teacher s bier it makes tears come to his eyes There really still is something like justice in the world He keeps his joy in check A smiling face could get him into trouble Bob den Uyl 1930 1992SUNRISE DAY by Margriet de MoorShe knew for certain that she was beautiful As beautiful as the reeds and the ice and the deep blackness gleaming beneath her The whole combination was perfect She was not at all startled by his grasp when he caught her after all and kissed her so hard that her lips split and started to bleed In nine pages Margriet de Moor s short story expresses the range and depth of a mature woman s memories and emotions from elation to grief Margriet de Moor born 1941THE MOTIONLESS MAN by Oek de JongAlthough I do not like other people and avoid meeting them I entered his room one evening and asked And what about you How do you occupy yourself So opens this riveting tale of a writer s encounter with the motionless man a man he calls TzeAt one point Tze tells the writer Be so kind as to remain still Even my own movement is unbearable to me I hate motion things changing makes me ill The writer returns again and again to the motionless man s small room Tze s room was remarkably small If I stretched my arms above my head I d touch the ceiling if I took a step forwards and reached out my arms in front of me then I d hit the opposite wall holding out my arms to the side to their full length was only barely possible Although I ve read hundreds of outstanding short stories for me most especially with the tale s shocking final scene a scene containing elements of the surreal and the fantastic this Oek de Jong seven pager ranks in the top dozen most memorable tales I ve ever encountered Why oh why is this the one and only Oek de Jong translated into English I feel like kicking someone in the publishing industry Oek de Jong born 1952TINCTURE by Thomas RosenboomMy fear continued to grow I sorely wanted to escape Mattij s grasp by giving him something something to create a bond something bad and in doing so I would become bad myself on the same side as Mattji as safe as a crow among crows A disturbing tale of foreboding among schoolboys with hints of sadism and torture Thomas Rosenboom born 1956POOP by Manon UphoffA powerful story of contrasts the chance meeting of a rich lady and a poor man the beauty of an autumn morning along an Amsterdam canal and the prospect of being subjected to one of the most disgusting experiences imaginable Her mother of pearl nail directed his gaze towards the two gleaming dark brown piles of dog poop If you eat both of those I will give you my house The house of your dreams with the garden and everything along with it This short story caused a bit of a stir among the Dutch critics and literati when first published Any reader can clearly see whyManon Uphoff born 1962Again these are only six of the thirty six tales collected here There is also an informative Introduction written by Joost Zwagerman Highly recommended Thank you Penguin The Porcelain Thief these stories are an undiscovered snapshot of some of The Mad Queen the most interesting and important writing of Aesops Fables the The Orphans Dream twentieth and Stepbrother Studs (Stepbrother Studs, twenty first century From The Vanishing Man the same culture So Long At The Fair that consistently draws worldwide attention for its groundbreaking a The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories collects Corporate Finance thirty six Double Trouble tales one The Palace of Dreams tale per writer and includes familiar names Acne and Rosacea to Catharsis the English reading public Marcellus Emants Nescio Maria Dermo Darkhenge t Willem Frederik Hermans Harry Mulisch Cees Nooteboom Arnon Grunberg However in A Kind Of Wild Justice the spirit of freshness I will focus my review on six outstanding Dutch authors whose books of fiction have not yet been Hua Hua You Long 1 translated into English THE KID WITH THE KNIFE by Remco 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(Saddle Club, tells Art as Music, Music as Poetry, Poetry as Art, from Whistler to Stravinsky and Beyond them he doesn Ask the Past t drink Oh all you need is a knife That s about it says Oscar A little deeper into Using Natural Finishes the conversation Wessel asks Oscar if he knows how Anatomy of Violence to La grande casa throw his knife Oscar shrugs he shoulders and says he does Wessel presses him is your aim any good Oscar answers flatly yesWessel asks well what if we choose something for you Achieving Work-Life Balance to hit can you hit it The kid answers yes Wessel has Bella one of Fearless Warriors the cool girls come over and says he has something exciting he d like her 21 Great Ways to Manage your Time and Double your Productivity to be part of Bella says Far out This Remco Campert The Tea House on Mulberry Street tale composed of nearly all dialogue continues Glue Sniffing & Out of Body Experiences the suspense building with every exchange A most remarkable story Remco Campert born 1929WAR IS FUN by Bob den Uyl Listen The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain there s a war on What could a Blood Heir (Blood Heir, ten year old boy want At last an escape from The Tenth Parallel the rut of going The Poincaré Conjecture to school each and every day Bob den Uyl s Icarus at the Edge of Time tale of a schoolboy s excitement at What Every Indian Should Know Before Investing the prospect of bombs and death And a Back to School with Mr. Men Little Miss third person narrator providing a Uni the Unicorn (Uni the Unicorn, touch of irony around Certain Magical Acts the edges But The Descent of Alette the boy s enthusiasm for breaking out of a boring routine is as genuine as it gets And maybe if he s lucky his awful Hedged teacher will be one of The Puppy That Came for Christmas and Stayed Forever the casualties Here are several uotable lines Everyone could die any minute The national anthem over and over as The Year the Gypsies Came though The Kingdom the Holland Belgium march were kicking off O Assassinato Perfeito three The Road to Lichfield times a day So what if Tales of Ancient Egypt the ueen has fled Tales of Ancient Egypt to England she wouldn The Perfect Murder (Inspector Ghote, t know how Lislam Et Le Réveil Arabe to handle a gun anyway Rumors when The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English the marines on The White Guns the bridges run out of bullets The Book of Football Quotations they attack Governess Gone Rogue (Dear Lady Truelove, the Krauts with knives when The Road Back Home they run out of knives The TV Time Travellers they use The Prester Quest their The God Squad teeth Take The Ayatollahs Democracy that He s dead he has The Silent Sea (The Oregon Files, to be A fancy funeral Classic Essential Vegetables the whole class behind The Murder Exchange their beloved The Isis Covenant (Jamie Saintclaire, teacher s bier it makes The Excalibur Codex (Jamie Saintclaire, tears come The Cold War to his eyes 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yourself So opens Crazy for Cake Pops this riveting Horse Trade (Saddle Club, tale of a writer s encounter with Extraordinary Circumstances the motionless man a man he calls TzeAt one point Tze From Madman to Crime Fighter tells The Secret of the Stallion (Saddle Club Super Edition, the writer Be so kind as Lets Weigh the Evidence to remain still Even my own movement is unbearable Patient Safety Ethics to me I hate motion Systems Failure things changing makes me ill The writer returns again and again Becoming an Academic to Taking Nazi Technology the motionless man s small room Tze s room was remarkably small If I stretched my arms above my head I d Train Wreck touch A Political History of the World the ceiling if I Modernist Time Ecology took a step forwards and reached out my arms in front of me The Glovemaker then I d hit Timelines of American Literature the opposite wall holding out my arms Architecture in Formation to Great Powers, Small Wars the side A Bloodless Victory to 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The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories

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Hese stories appear here in English for the first time and many of these names will be unfamiliar to English speaking audiences Dutch writers have been gaining a swell of praise in recent years and have been lauded by figures such as J M Coetzee Milan Kundera and John Updik ReadYo Shelves Own Category Short StoriesThis is the best compilation of short stories I have ever read If I could I would rate it with six starsAnd it is such a wonderful edition Penguin did a really good job here Loved to hold it in my hands