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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De avonden by Gerard Reve

Much of what I have written so far will, I imagine, give the impression that The Evenings is a dour reading experience. Konijn, ik ben levend.

The story follows his ten mundane days, from 22nd of December through the New Years, spent in a pedestrian fashion with bickering, bantering, casual gossip and conversational relays that lead nowhere. When it was first released, The Evenings shocked many of the conservative critics of the s. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. The prose style has a satisfying period feel, although I understand the Dutch original was written in language closer to their equivalent of the King James bible.


Help ons, eeuwige, onze God. Frits is severely stressed. Nothing major happens and the story begin and ends with him in bed, with his life continuing the same as always.

Quotes from De avonden. Gestaag werkt hij toe naar het hoogtepunt of dieptepunt?

De avonden

During the summer wvondenthe idiosyncratic residents of a one-street Dutch suburb collide in intertwining stories of desire and frustration. What is remarkable about it, however, is that it is also very funny. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on DutchReview.

The level of detail of the humdrum nature of home life built up an atmosphere of boredom very effectively. It has an unusual opening that gripped my attention. Ik adem, en ik beweeg, dus ik leef. Rabbit, I am alive.

He is reminiscent of an anthropologist, studying his own family and friends as subjects. Uit de diepten roepen wij tot u. Then you absolutely have to avondeb them, otherwise the smell is unbearable. Retrieved 23 October View all 7 comments. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for omissions and errors. Rutger Volgens mij wou Frits zijn ouders vertellen dat hij homo was?


Reve gebruikt slechts schaars symboliek en het meest krachtige symbool wordt misschien wel weggelaten. Yes No Report this. It is as if Frits is trying to suppress traumatic memories, and perhaps his desperation for conversation is an attempt to distract himself from the ever-present memories of terrible events. Reve himself declared that the primary message in all of his work was salvation from the material world we live in.

Daar waar auteurs vaak in hoog tempo beginnen en dan verder met hun verhaal, en vooral met het einde van hun verhaal, geen blijf lijken te weten, doet Reve net het omgekeerde.

He has terrible, disturbing dreams of death and destruction. Did you read De Avonden at school? A young painter takes up French lessons with an elder lady to ensure he’ll get a grant for a French arts institute. This an ancient book, mandatory at Dutch High-schools.