Albert Cuyp Market at the center of de Pijp
After the rave reviews in the Guardian and other UK press about de first print-release in English of Gerard Reve's "de Avonden" , a discussion has started about why none of the Dutch gay writers has ever ben translated before. Gert Hekma, boardrmember of the Jacob Israel de Haan foundation, has challenged me to do an English trial translation of the 1st 2 unapologetic & uncompromising Dutch homo erotic novels by De Haan.
Pijpelijntjes, published in 1902 (which cost him his political carreer and job as teacher) will be sneek-previewed in januari on Delftboys.com De Haan is also the author of the text in marble on our national homomonument : in English "to friendship such a fathomless yearning":|
He's in my view also the 1st and last Dutch decadent.
His 2nd novel is a terrifying story of an S&M relationship,
carried to its ultimate consequence:
death and destruction.
Starting translation of that later this month.
uitg. Pieter van der Velde A'dam 1981
don't hesitate to suck it to me with questions or suggestions / submissions.
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