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Amsterdam : a traveler's literary companion
Wolf, Manfred, 1935-
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Whereabouts Press : Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, [2001]

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xiii, 238 pages : map ; 19 cm.
City and people. Amsterdam / Cees Nooteboom -- Sunday morning / J.J. Voskuil -- Chickens / Simon Carmiggelt ; Canals. The three galleries / J. Bernlef -- Cafe Walem / Martin Bril -- Soft landings / Remco Campert ; Jordaan. A pounding heart / Marion Bloem ; Red-light district. Living in the red-light district / Maarten 't Hart ; Centraal Station and beyond. Rambling around Centraal Station / Geert Mak -- Staring out the rear window / Hermine Landvreugd ; Gay Amsterdam. The light at the end of the tunnel / Gerrit Komrij -- Flesh and blood / Bas Heijne ; Jewish Amsterdam. Business / Lizzy Sara May -- The decline and fall of the Boslowits family / Gerard Reve -- The return / Marga Minco ; South. The assault / Harry Mulisch ; Vondelpark. Apolline / Hafid Bouazza.
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PT5525.E5 A57 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Travel to one of the most dynamic cities in the world in the company of its finest writers. The stories in this volume will take you on a personal odyssey through the city's rich past to its dynamic present. Arranged by the areas of Amsterdam they illuminate, these stories offer up a rich literary banquet to the traveler who wishes to experience the character and soul of this great city. Join better-known Dutch writers such as Harry Mulisch and Cees Nooteboom, along with those whose writingappears in English here for the first time, as they lead you along the canals, through the neighborhoods, and from the past to the present in this rare collection of twentieth-century Dutch literature. Contributors include Cees Nooteboom, J.J. Voskuil, Simon Carmiggelt, J. Bernlef, Martin Bril, Remco Campert, Marion Bloem, Maarten 't Hart, Geert Mak, Hermine Landvreugd, Gerrit Komrij, Bas Heijne, Lizzy Sara May, Gerard Reve, Marga Minco, Harry Mulisch, and Hafid Bouazza.

Table of Contents

Cees NooteboomJ.J. VoskuilSimon CarmiggeltJ. BernlefMartin BrilRemco CampertMarion BloemMaarten 't HartGeert MakHermine LandvreugdGerrit KomrijBas HeijneLizzy Sara MayGerard ReveMarga MincoHarry MulischHafid Bouazza
Prefacep. vii
Mapp. xiv
City and People
Amsterdamp. 1
Sunday Morningp. 9
Chickensp. 11
The Three Galleriesp. 14
Cafe Walemp. 40
Soft Landingsp. 43
A Pounding Heartp. 80
Red-Light District
Living in the Red-Light Districtp. 91
Centraal Station and Beyond
Rambling around Centraal Stationp. 108
Staring Out the Rear Windowp. 115
Gay Amsterdam
The Light at the End of the Tunnelp. 128
Flesh and Bloodp. 143
Jewish Amsterdam
Businessp. 155
The Decline and Fall of the Boslowits Familyp. 161
The Returnp. 199
The Assaultp. 216
Apollinep. 225
Contributorsp. 233