Visiting Writer, The Netherlands
Open to all, in English
Schedule subject to change.
- February 10 and 17:
Reading and movie samples from The Assault. THe novel was written by Harry Mulisch;
the film won an Academy Award. It fictionalizes Dutch history from the 1940s through the 1980s.
- February 24 and March 3:
Reading from Double Play by Frank Marinus Arion, a novel set in the Dutch Carribbean
- March 17 and 24:
Reading and movie clips form Dutch Indonesian literature. Depending on availablity, Oeroeg
by Hella Haasse and The Ten Thousand Things by Maria Dermout (just released as a New York Review of Books
paperback) will be included.
- march 31 and April 7:
Reading from the works of Gerard Reve, Holland's most prominent post-war author. Possible inclusion of
filmclips from De Avonden, film from his best book.
- April 14:
The new generation of immigrant writers. Portions of works by Dutch-Moroccan writer Hafid Bouazza and Dutch-Iranian writer Kader Abdollah.
- April 21 and 24: Reading from and movlie clips from Lawyer to the Punks, by A. F. Th. van der Heyden, a novel that is set in the tumultous '80s
in Amsterdam, against the background of squatter riots.
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