My Little War

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Price
$12.95  $12.04
Publisher
Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date
Pages
125
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.02 X 0.39 inches | 0.38 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781564785589
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About the Author

Louis Paul Boon's (1912-1979) oeuvre spans several genres, including historical epics, newspaper columns, and scabrous novels such as Chapel Road and Summer in Termuren.
Paul Vincent taught Dutch at London University for many years, and since 1989 has been a freelance translator from Dutch and German. In fiction he has translated numerous modern classics from the Low Countries, including work by Couperus, Elsschot, Mulisch, Boon and Van den Brink. In addition he specialises in non-fiction, had has translated a wide range of poetry from the seventeenth century on. In 2007 he co-edited an anthology of twentieth-century stories, In Praise of Navigation . He is a member of the Society of Dutch Literature.

Reviews

[B]y far the best thing produced by post-war Belgian literature. --Marnix Gijsen
His blitz technique produces its strangest effects in this little journal from the war and the post-war period, which booms crazily, as if Boon s typewriter had been rattling away like a machine-gun. --R. F. Lissens
This slender volume, originally published in 1947 but only now available in English for the first time, is an anti-epic. Boon is less interested in his own misfortunes than in those of the people he encounters along his way. --Jim Ruland