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Dedalus Book of Dutch Fantasy : European Literary Fantasy Anthologies - HUIJING R

Dedalus Book of Dutch Fantasy

European Literary Fantasy Anthologies


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The Dedalus Book of Dutch Fantasy is the most ambitious and wide-ranging anthology of Dutch fiction ever to appear in English, and reads like the Who's Who of Dutch Literature, with stories by the undisputed contemporary masters such as Gerard Reve and Harry Mulisch, and classic authors such as Couperus, Van Schendel and Vestdijk, as well as many of the rising stars of the younger generation; Frans Kellendonk, A.F.TH. Van Der Heijden and P.F. Thomese. The stereotype of the Dutch that most immediately springs to mind is that of a clean, orderly, and down-to-earth people. Richard Huijing reveals the other side of this society; that of a dark netherworld of the macabre, the weird, the perverted, the violent and the fancifully impossible conjured up by a host of the finest writers in the Dutch language of the last hundred years.

Introductionp. 9
In the Darkp. 15
Breakfastp. 24
The Secret of Dr Raoul Sarrazinp. 38
Funeral Ritesp. 49
Highest Honoursp. 63
Biker at Seap. 74
The Gospel According to Chabotp. 78
The Disappearance of Bertje S.p. 97
Bluebeard's Daughterp. 100
The Son of Don Juanp. 106
The Sacred Butterflyp. 112
Curious Things on the Plainp. 118
After the Hurricanep. 120
Concerning the Experiences of Helenus Marie Golescop. 130
The Taxi Pigp. 139
Dumping Groundp. 142
Pompeii Funebrip. 155
Rustlerp. 169
Death and Life of Thomas Chattertonp. 171
Baldur D. Quorg, Spiderp. 183
The Full Diagnosisp. 198
Decorated Manp. 202
Souls Errantp. 218
Looking Back: the Weaponp. 228
Werther Nielandp. 232
The White Womanp. 283
The Unbalanced Kingp. 288
Affectionp. 309
Leviathanp. 319
The Stone Facep. 350
Feathered Friendsp. 359
Notes on the Authorsp. 373
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ISBN: 9780946626694
ISBN-10: 0946626693
Series: European Literary Fantasy Anthologies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2