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Author: REVE, S[IMON] VAN HET (1923-2006, LATER RENAMED: GERARD REVE), Title: De Avonden. Een Winterverhaal. [Eerste druk; First edition].
Description: Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, [...], 1947. Small 8°. Orig. black clothbacked boards. Covertitle in bold gilded type, gilded decorative device at tail, gilded title on spine. (NO DUSTJACKET). Orig. f.e.p., ti.-p. with publ. imprint on verso. Author's début novel, in which author describes 10 days from the life of a simple office clerk by the name Frits van Egters , who lives, together with his parents on a flat in Amsterdam, end december 1945. The main character, Frits, is typecasted as a cnic protagonis. Central themes in this novel are loneliness, fear, sese of low-esteem, boredom, desillusion and a feeling of guilt towards family and acqaintences. A novel based on a nihilist view on human society. Good copy. Rare. (f.e.p.'s heavily foxed, contents clean).
Keywords: dutch literature nihilism society debut novel amsterdam experience egters boredom cynism parody culture heritage legacy boredom themes gerardreve gerardvanhetreve
Price: EUR 175.00 = appr. US$ 190.20 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 55736