Dalkey Archive Press
October 14, 2010
5.5 X 7.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author
Daniel Robberechts (1937-1992) is best remembered for his two works of autobiographical fiction, each centered on a particular city, and now considered classics of Flemish literature: Arriving in Avignon and Writing Prague. At the time of his death, he was engaged in a nine-volume project investigating the manipulative mechanisms of language.
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.