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Book description: Publisher: Penguin Classics. Date: September 1, 1994. Identifiers: ISBN 10: 0140188010 ISBN 13: 9780140188011. Number of pages: 624. More about the author(s): Hugo Claus was born in 04-05-1929. Download more by: Hugo Claus. Find and Load Ebook The Sorrow of Belgium (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics).
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The sorrow of Belgium, one of the better contemporary novels in Belgian (Dutch) literature, a telling story of every day life in WWII and the repression that followed it. A beautifull, not very flattering look at Flemish/Belgian Society. The translation doesn& offer the unique quality the novel has in its original version, but it& still more then worth a read.
The first part of The Sorrow of Belgium narrates Louis Steynaeve's time in a boarding school run by nuns, in the lead up to the Second World Wa. .T The Sorrow of Belgium %A Claus, Hugo %M Dutch %F Pomerans, Arnold J. %I Penguin %D 1991 %O paperback %G ISBN 0140188010 %P 608pp.
Claus, Hugo, 1929-2008. Publication, Distribution, et. London. Viking ; Markham, On.Penguin Books, (c)1990. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The sorrow of Belgium, Hugo Claus ; translated from the Dutch by Arnold J. Pomerans.
I made the fatal error of reading the first line – Dondeyne had hidden one of the seven Forbidden Books under his tunic and then coaxed Louis into coming along – and from that moment I was hooked. The Sorrow of Belgium; Hugo Claus (original Flemish title Het verdriet van België), Tusk Ivories 2002 (first published 1983) 603 pp. ISBN 1-58567-238-6.
Hugo Claus: Het verdriet van België (The Sorrow of Belgium). This long novel is set in Belgium from shortly before the beginning of World War II to shortly after its end. Its aim is fairly clear – to show the hypocrisy and pettiness of the Flemish Belgians during this period, not in a satirical or bitter way (though both aspects have their role to play) but in a relatively straightforward, almost sympathetic manner. Of course, this book is set primarily during the war, when Belgium was occupied by the Germans. First published in 1983 by De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam First English translation 1990 by Viking Penguin.
Obituary: Belgium's foremost writer, he tackled controversial themes. Belgium's leading writer, Hugo Claus, who has died aged 78 in hospital after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, was a major poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist and film-maker, who wrote hundreds of works and was best known for his l novel The Sorrow of Belgium. Born in Bruges, he dropped out of school at 15 and, unhappy at home, left soon after for the second world war, working in a sugar factory for a while
Hugo Claus is the author of The Sorrow of Belgium (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) and the recipient of numerous awards. He lives in Antwerp, Belgium.