sorrow of Belgium by Hugo Claus

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Published by Overlook Press in Woodstock, NY .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Belgium

Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction,
  • Belgium -- History -- 1914- -- Fiction

Edition Notes

Translation of: Het verdriet van België.

Book details

StatementHugo Claus ; translated from the Dutch by Arnold J. Pomerans.
SeriesTusk ivories
ContributionsPomerans, Arnold.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT6410.C553 V3613 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 608 p. ;
Number of Pages608
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3702629M
ISBN 101585672386
LC Control Number2003269473

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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.

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The maturing Louis and his extensive family (including almost a dozen uncles and aunts) provide the vehicle for an insightful portrait of life in West Flanders during the war. Author: Hugo Claus,Arnold J.

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Belgium's leading writer, Hugo Claus, who has died aged 78 in hospital after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, was a. In25 years ago, Hugo Claus' Het Verdriet van België (The Sorrow of Belgium) was first published.

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