The Darkroom of Damocles

Download or Read eBook The Darkroom of Damocles PDF written by Willem Frederik Hermans and published by ABRAMS. This book was released on 2009-10-27 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Darkroom of Damocles

Book Synopsis The Darkroom of Damocles by : Willem Frederik Hermans

By the acclaimed Dutch author of Beyond Sleep: a thriller set in Nazi occupied Holland: “fast-moving, frighteningly real yet verging on the incredible” (Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being). During the German occupation of Holland, tobacconist Henri Osewoudt is visited by a mysterious man named Dorbeck—a man who bears a strangely striking resemblance to Osewoudt himself. Dorbeck recruits him to perform simple, but top-secret missions on orders from London. But as the assignments keep coming, they get increasingly dangerous. Soon Osewoudt is being asked to commit murder in the name of Gestapo resistance. After the war, Osewoudt is taken for a traitor and captured. To prove his sacrifices for the Resistance, he must find the untraceable doppelgänger in an existential thriller “crackling with tension . . . bringing to mind Camus and the Sartre of Les Chemins de la Liberté” (The Telegraph). “Striking, suspenseful . . . Brilliant.” —The Observer

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  • Total Pages – 278
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781468303995
  • ISBN-13 – 1468303996

Doing Double Dutch

Download or Read eBook Doing Double Dutch PDF written by Elke Brems and published by Leuven University Press. This book was released on 2017-05-22 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Doing Double Dutch

Book Synopsis Doing Double Dutch by : Elke Brems

The importance of a minor language in the field of world literature Dutch literature is increasingly understood as a network of texts and poetics connected to other languages and literatures through translations and adaptations. In this book, a team of international researchers explores how Dutch literary texts cross linguistic, historical, geophysical, political, religious, and disciplinary borders, and reflects on a wide range of methods for studying these myriad border crossings. As a result, this volume provides insight into the international dissemination of Dutch literature and the position of a smaller, less-translated language within the field of world literature. The title Doing Double Dutch evokes a popular rope-skipping game in which two people turn two long jump ropes in opposite directions while a third person jumps them. A fitting metaphor for how literature circulates internationally: two dynamic spheres, the source culture and the target culture, engage one another in a complex pattern of movement resulting in a new literary work, translation, or adaptation formed somewhere in the middle. Contributors: Chiara Beltrami Gottmer (American International School of Rotterdam), Peter Boot (Huygens ING), Pieter Boulogne (KU Leuven), Elke Brems (KU Leuven), Michel De Dobbeleer (University of Ghent), Caroline de Westenholz (Louis Couperus Museum), Gillis Dorleijn (University of Groningen), Wilken Engelbrecht (Palacký University Olomouc), Veerle Fraeters (University of Antwerp), Maud Gonne (KU Leuven), Christine Hermann (University of Vienna), Peter Kegel (Huygens ING), Tessa Lobbes (Utrecht University), Marijke Meijer Drees (University of Groningen), Reine Meylaerts (KU Leuven), Marco Prandoni (University of Bologna), Marion Prinse (Utrecht University), Orsolya Réthelyi (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Huygens ING), Diana Sanz Roig (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Rita Schlusemann (Utrecht University), Matthieu Sergier (Université Saint Louis Brussels), Natalia Stachura (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan), Janek Urbaniak (University of Wrocław), Stéphanie Vanasten (UCL Louvain-la-Neuve), Ton van Kalmthout (Huygens ING), Suzanne van Putten-Brons, Herbert Van Uffelen (University of Vienna), Marc van Zoggel (Huygens ING), Nico Wilterdink (University of Amsterdam).

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  • Publisher – Leuven University Press
  • Total Pages – 339
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  • ISBN-10 – 9789462700970
  • ISBN-13 – 9462700974

The Darkroom of Damocles

Download or Read eBook The Darkroom of Damocles PDF written by Willem Frederik Hermans and published by . This book was released on 2020-09 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Darkroom of Damocles

Book Synopsis The Darkroom of Damocles by : Willem Frederik Hermans

A classic pitch-black wartime thriller from the author of An Untouched House.

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  • Total Pages – 416
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  • ISBN-10 – 1782276246
  • ISBN-13 – 9781782276241

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

Download or Read eBook The Encyclopedia of the Novel PDF written by Peter Melville Logan and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2014-04-14 with total page 803 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Encyclopedia of the Novel

Book Synopsis The Encyclopedia of the Novel by : Peter Melville Logan

Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.

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  • Total Pages – 803
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781118723890
  • ISBN-13 – 1118723899

Transit – 'Norden' och 'Europa'

Download or Read eBook Transit – 'Norden' och 'Europa' PDF written by Petra Broomans and published by Barkhuis. This book was released on 2019-04-30 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Transit – 'Norden' och 'Europa'

Book Synopsis Transit – 'Norden' och 'Europa' by : Petra Broomans

The IASS (International Association for Scandinavian Studies) is the international organization for the research of Nordic literature, culture and linguistics. Since 1956 the IASS conference has been organized every other year. In 2016, the 31th IASS conference took place in Groningen (Netherlands). This 2016 conference revolved around the 21st century as an era characterized by dynamics with different implications. These ongoing global transitions are reflected in the humanities; the dichotomy between centre and periphery has invaded the literary discourse. In many small language areas, more translated literature is being published than literature written in the national language. This implies that cultural mediators play a major role in the production of literature. Their efforts are made visible in a transnational approach to the history of literature.

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  • Publisher – Barkhuis
  • Total Pages – 408
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  • ISBN-10 – 9789492444851
  • ISBN-13 – 9492444852