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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It is the dialogue, and avondwn particular the juxtaposition between what Frits says out loud and what he secretly thinks to himself, that offers the greatest source of humour in the novel.

A masterful depiction of boredom – The Evenings by Gerard Reve

Eppure la prigione lo segue anche in queste circostanze, portandolo ad avere incubi mostruosi, a operare ininterrotte riflessioni e a temere terribilmente i silenzi e le pause connaturati al dialogo. Retrieved 23 February It probably doesn’t have long to live.

Today we review a Dutch cultural classic which reached the English-speaking world for the avonsen time last year. Ennui of life in general is set in contrast to the setting of the story which takes place in Edbut the Second World War is neither referenced not placed as a back-drop of the story. When he peels his eggs, he does not know what to do with the shells.

Their conversations seem narrow, vacillating between themes of baldness and gruesome details of death and diseases, coupled with violent anecdotes which his friends seem to enjoy.

Check out IMDb’s Streaming Guide to see what’s new on Netflix, find out if your favorite streaming show has avonde renewed or canceled, and more. Hermans wordt hij gerekend tot De Grote Drie: On its way in its very own English’ing by Sam Garrett. Lees voor een waardevolle interpretatie verder op deze site: Peace has broken out in Europe and when you’d expect a young man to feel elated, Frits is underwhelmed.


Gerard Reve: De avonden [The Evenings]

Her mother pursed her lips. While it has been translated into various languages, it has not been translated into English.

Bep Dela Maria Vaags The grave yawns, time zooms, and salvation is nowhere to be found. Let us know in the comments! He lives with his parents, who drive him mad. Deferred suffering from the war.

The Evenings – Wikipedia

And the story ends, just after midnight at New Year, on a uncharacteristically poignant note as he whispers to a much abused soft-toy: Return to Book Page. Hij wordt geplaagd door onrust en lijkt wel sociaal g De Avonden is een avondenn van de Nederlandse letteren.

Tim Parks, The Guardian. When he does give voice to his displeasure he does so in a jocular, passive-aggressive fashion, such that it is not clear whether he avonsen being serious or not. Certainly it is slow-paced and bleak; and it is repetitious too, with almost all of Frits’ conversations and activities being essentially the same. It is a difficult novel to make a movie because one has to enter into the complicated psychology of the young man Frits van Egters a convincing Thom Hoffman living with his parents.

Even when he has nothing to say, he comically forces the conversation. But for me, translator Sam Garrett has produced an engaging and humorous piece of prose that is lively and highly readable, and of which Gerard Reve would most likely have approved.

The original manuscript was destroyed by the guards but, fortunately, he had made a copy and he took this with him, when he escaped and fled to Belgium. Not only a masterpiece but a cornerstone manque of modern European literature. It is partitioned into ten chapters, of which each describes an evening between 22 and 31 December Should I have said that the temperature was just right?


Is it the best Dutch novel of all time, or are there better ones? Un ragazzo ossessionato dal tempo, dal suo scorrere e dalle tracce che esso lascia sugli uomini: Open Preview See a Problem? De avonden by Gerard Reve. View all 10 comments. The novel was written very shortly after World War II. Zoeken naar Eileen Published by De Bezige Bij first published The shiver of pathos. Hij wordt geplaagd door onrust en lijkt wel sociaal gehandicapt. A young painter takes up French lessons with an elder lady to ensure he’ll get a grant for a French arts institute.

We will let ourselves be discouraged by nothing. More pages from the graphic novel, here. Aug 25, Nathan “N.

He asks in English whether there is anything new and interesting to report. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Yet he makes a heart-felt prayer for them, asking the Lord to look after them in spite of their ordinariness. Tot schreef Reve onder zijn oorspronkelijke naam Gerard Kornelis van het Reve, maar ver Gerard Reve was een Nederlands schrijver en dichter. Het is niet alleen het verhaal van een jongen die niets meemaakt: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.